So, this blog will help you grow that every bit of knowledge and help you understand your favorite fruits and vegetables a little bit better. Let’s look at some fruits and vegetables that can be grown back from nothing but scraps.
One of the easiest to be grown back from leftovers, lettuce requires minimum effort to get this done. Simply take your scraps, put them in a bowl of water and keep misting the leaves now and then. Soon, you’ll begin to see the leaves and your plant can now be transplanted to the soil.
2) Bean Sprouts
You probably did this as a school project when you were a kid, and this is a good time to revisit that experience. Keep them in a fresh jar of shallow water every morning till you see sprouts beginning to appear.
All you need is some potato skin bits with eyes on the surface. Plant these when dry, with the eyes facing up and you’ll have a new crop of potatoes in no time!
Once you have even a small stock of ginger rhizomes, you can keep growing them back. Plant your ginger roots into potting soil and water them as required. Once new shoots are out, you can take what you want and keep the rest back for re-growing.
5) Carrot Greens
What’s usually thrown into the compost bin can be used to grow delicious carrot greens that can be used to flavor or garnish. Just take your carrot top, put it in a bowl of shallow water with ample sunlight. Once the sprout shoots, transplant to the soil.
6) Hot Peppers
Those seeds don’t just carry an extra kick of spice but also the potential to grow back this delicious spicy pepper. And as a bonus, peppers tend to grow pretty fast so your stocks can always be full.
Who wouldn’t want to grow their mushrooms? You can use them in almost any dish and create an actual depth of flavor. Just remove the mushroom’s cap and plant the stalk in the soil, leaving just the top above the surface. You can then harvest your mushrooms when ready.
Some other plants that can grow back from scraps are celery, lemongrass, cilantro, avocado, onions, pumpkins, tomatoes, cherries, peaches, apples and hazelnuts.
So next time, definitely keep all the scraps of these plants, and you’ll never run out in the future. The most important thing that you can learn from this blog is that every part of the plant can be used in more ways than one if you can get a little creative.
Regrow, replant and reuse!