10 Vegetables You Can Re-Grow From Scraps

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Never shop for seeds again, recycle your left overs in your fridge!!  Easy on the budget and just good overall knowledge to know.  Here are the basic steps to take for each vegetable.




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Just cut the veggies and follow the instructions….choose whatever level you feel comfortable with.

Easy Level  To Regrow



Use a budding clove or the whole bulb. Fill a cup so it just covers the bottom of the cloves.  Remember you plant garlic in the ground in the fall.



Place the lettuce base in 1 inch of water or two fingers deep, once you see roots feel free to plant into the soil.



Cut off the top 2 inches from the crown of one carrots. Submerge the carrot top in water.



Take 3 or 4 stems (10 cm in height) and place them in a glass of water. Once the roots are around 5 cm long, pot up individual stems into pots.

Medium Level Vegetables To Regrow

Lemon Grass


Choose plants that look like they have some life left in them and cut the tops off. It should grow roots in 2-3 weeks. Change the water every couple of days.

Green Onions


Green onions are very similar to lemongrass, all you need is water and light, and they’ll keep growing! Click here for the step by step.



Cut off the celery basement. Submerge the basement in water for 3 days. After that, you can plant it in a pot.



Chop off the onion bottom with all the roots still intact. Allow to dry for a few hours in a well-ventilated area. Fill the starter pot with soil and create an indentation in the center to cradle the onion. Make sure it has good contact with the soil.

Hard Vegetables To Regrow



Pierce the pit with four toothpicks and place the avocado seed half submerged in a glass of water. When the stem is 6-7 inches long, cut it back to about 3 inches, this will encourage new growth. When it hits 6-7 inches again, pot it up.

Click here for step by step avocado growing details here.

Sweet Potato


Cut the sweet potato in half and pierce it with four toothpicks. Place it in a glass of water. Plant each shoot, and you will have a lot of them from only one plant.



Extract the pineapple crown. Put it in a glass of water and change the water every few days. Once roots appear, plant the pineapple in a fast draining potting soil.

Time to go hunting in your fridge and check out what you have and try one or more of these methods.  Never pay for seeds again!! 🙂


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