8 Vegetables You Can Buy Once, Then Regrow Forever

Tired of going to the grocery store to buy veggies? What? You don’t buy veggies? Well, you should, because growing your own vegetables from kitchen scraps is totally badass.

It does require some time, but the benefits are many. Think about it — not only will you save money, but you’ll get to eat your own homegrown food. Now that’s awesome.

#1. Scallions

You can regrow scallions using their discarded roots. Leave an inch of the scallions attached to the root then put them in a glass of water. Place the glass of water in a room that’s well-lit. Once they’re 4 – 6 inches long, they’re ready to harvest.

#2. Garlic

Garlic sprouts can be grown from garlic clove. They taste milder than garlic, and can be added to pasta, salads and other dishes. When they begin to sprout, have them placed in a glass that has little water.

#3. Bok Choy

In a well lit area, place the Bok Choy’s root ends in water. Give it 1-2 weeks, and then move it to a pot that has soil. It will grow a new full head.

#4. Carrots

Carrot greens can be regrown from carrot tops. Have the carrot tops put in a dish that has little water. Place the dish in a room that is well-lit or on a window sill. Carrot greens are a bit bitter but when chopped up together with garlic and sweetened with vinegar, they can be used in salads.

#5. Basil

Basil cuttings can be used to grow new basil. Put basil clippings that have stems of 3-4 inches in a glass of water. Place them in direct sunlight and when the roots become 2 inches long, plant them in pots. With time, they will grow into full basil plants. Be sure to change the water constantly though, so they don’t get slimy.

#6. Celery

You can use leftover celery bottoms for this. Cut the base off and place it in a shallow bowl or saucer in the sun. The leaves will thicken and grow with time in the middle of the base. Plant it in soil after 3 days.

#7. Romaine Lettuce

Romaine lettuce can be grown from the bottom of a lettuce head. Put stumps of the romaine lettuce in a ½ inch of water. A few days later, transplant the romaine lettuce into soil once new leaves and roots start to appear. The leaves can grow up to twice the size. Cabbages can also be regrown in the same way.

#8. Cilantro

If you place the stems of cilantro in a glass of water, they will grow. When the roots become long enough, plant them in a pot that has soil. Place them in a room with ample lighting. The plants will be fully grown in a few months.

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