Regrowing Food from Kitchen Scraps

Regrow Green OnionsTurning Scraps into Meals!

I began experimenting with regrowing food from kitchen scraps about a year ago when I came across an article online. Green onions were my first attempt and literally involved one easy step; placing the roots in a glass of water. At the time, I lived in an apartment so regrowing or windowsill gardening peaked my interest. So far, I have regrown celery, lettuce, green onions and pineapple. Pineapple takes at least one year to mature in soil, but also makes a cool houseplant in the meantime. Garlic is next for me to try and I will be sure to update with my findings. It is not only fun and easy, but also a cost effective way to eat organically.

Steps for regrowing romaine lettuce:

  • Cut stem/base of head of lettuce.
  • Place toothpicks around the base to suspend it in a glass of water.
  • Allow to begin growing on a sunny windowsill.
  • Change water daily.
  • Once roots develop, transplant to soil.

Kitchen Scrap Salad

For more info and tips on regrowing food from scraps, visit: – 16 Foods That’ll Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps


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