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8 Vegetables You Buy Once And Regrow Forever ! How To Grow Them Full Tips
Without doubt, raw vegetables grown at your home can bring a number of benefits more than the bought ones from the grocery.
Even though it requires some time, the benefits you will feel are numerous. You will save your money and you can grow them indoors, you do not need to have a farm.
Use fresh scraps, and when re-growing the plants, ensure they have enough light and water.
1. Romaine Lettuce
Use the bottom of a lettuce head to grow new romaine lettuce. Put stumps of the romaine lettuce in a ½ inch water. After a few days, once new leaves and roots appear, transplant the romaine lettuce into soil. The leaves can grow up to twice the size. The same procedure can be done for re-growing cabbages.
2. Bok Choy
Place the Bok Choy’s root ends in water in a well- lit area. After 1-2 weeks, transplant them to a pot that has soil, and a new head will grow.
Carrot greens can be re-grown from carrot tops, you only need to put them in a dish with little water, and place the dish in a room that is well-lit or on a window sill. Although carrot greens are a bit bitter, if you chop them up together with garlic and sweeten with vinegar, they can add great flavor to your salads.
In order to re-grow your new basil plant, you should use basil cuttings. Put ones that have stems of 3-4 inches in a glass of water, and place them in direct sunlight. When the roots get to 2 inches long, transfer them to pots. With time, they will grow into full basil plants. Change the water constantly in order to avoid getting slimy basil plants.
If you place the stems of cilantro in a glass of water, they will grow. When the roots become long enough, transplant them to a pot with soil. Place them in a room with ample lighting and in a few months, your new plants will be fully grown.
Use the leftover celery bottom to re-grow your new celery plant. 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. After three days, transfer it to soil.
Garlic sprouts can be grown from the garlic clove. New garlic sprouts will have a milder flavor, and can be used as an addition to your salads, pasta, salads and other dishes. When they begin to sprout, you should place them in a glass with little water.
Re-grow scallions using their discarded roots. Leave an inch of the scallion attached to the root, put them in a glass of water and place it in a room that’s well-lit.