31 October 2015

Regrowing vegetables in water

Has anyone else seen the latest craze for regrowing vegetables? 

I am right into it. 

It is a great way to use up left over scraps of veggies that might go to compost. The biggest highlight is how easy it is, far easier than growing from a seed. It's plastic free, zero waste, and free! 

Right now I have springs onions and celery ends sitting in water, ready to be transported into pots. 


Regrowing vegetables in water

Regrowing vegetables in water

Regrowing vegetables in water

Regrowing vegetables in water

How do you do it, I hear you ask. Just plonk that end of the celery, the part usually thrown to compost or tucked away for homemade veggie stocks, into water.

Same goes for the spring onion ends. Then watch them grow.

Once they are in their pots I will be able to cut off only what I need and let the plant continue to grow. Especially happy to have that option with the celery.

These veggies have been in water for two weeks, changing the water every couple of days.

I'd love to hear from you about regrowing veggies. What do you regrow? Leeks? Lettuce? pineapple? Do you have any tips or tricks?
  1. I do that! It works a treat :)

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    1. I am putting all vegetables in water now to see what else can grow.

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  2. I'm gonna do that! Thank you for your idea!

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    1. Thanks Resaarcle, it's actually not my idea. I think i read about it on Huffington Post or something similar a while back. Turns out everyone is onto it :) Hope yours work.

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  3. It works for leek too? I just bought two, will give it a try. How much of the leek should I save?

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    1. I just put my first leek in last night - I left 3cm from the root. About the same as the spring onions.

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  4. Anonymous11/25/2015

    It works really well for carrot tops too :)

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    1. I did not know this. I will have to give this a go. Thanks for the tip :)

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