As part of your mission to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, you’ll want to learn more options to regrow vegetables from scraps. Using your table scraps to create more food options for your family will cut down on the number of fossil fuels used to grow and harvest vegetables at various food plants.
Today we’re sharing a list of the best vegetable options to re-grow from table scraps. We hope that this list inspires you to start growing your own vegetables at home so that you can save money, be more eco-friendly, and enjoy fresh veggies all year round!
Take the leaves from cabbage, lettuce, or bok choy. Place a leaf in a jar with a little bit of water in a full-sun area. Wait and watch as the leaves start to grow roots and new leaves. You must mist the leaves with a little water each day for this to work.
This is one of the easier vegetables you can re-grow from scraps. Cut an end off your celery stock and place it in water. Lay the scrap in a bowl, rather than a jar, of warm water for maximum results. Keep the bowl in a direct full-sun area and watch as your celery starts to grow so you can transplant it to the soil to continue growing celery at home.
Take a tablespoon of bean sprouts and place them in a jar with warm water. Make sure the water is shallow, leave it overnight. The next morning you’ll take the bean sprouts and place them in the soil to grow a beautiful display of bean sprouts to use in cooking or salads.
Take the seed out of your avocado when you get it prepared for a meal. Take the seed and put some toothpicks in the seed to hold it up. Put a warm bowl of water underneath the propped up seed. You’ll want the water to cover about one inch of the seed. Let sit in a warm spot, but not directly in sunlight and you’ll start to grow many avocados.
You can re-grow potatoes from the peelings of your potatoes. Just make sure each piece of the potato skin has some of the eyes on it, as this is what will sprout into new potatoes. Dry the peelings overnight and then plant them about four inches deep in the soil. You’ll soon reap the rewards of fresh potatoes grown from table scraps.
These are just some of the vegetables you can re-grow from table scraps as a means to be more eco-friendly and learn to live off the land as a family. We hope that you’ll use our list to start experimenting with your own veggies at home soon!