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Think Your Food Scraps Are Garbage? Think Again. Regrow These 5 Scraps You’d Just Throw Away
I’ve been a gardener almost my entire life, and I love the idea of regrowing your food scraps. It’s free, frugal, environmentally wise and a lot of fun! Instead of sending your scraps to the trash can, try planting them and reaping the rewards! Plus, did you know that we throw away over 133 billion pounds of food every year, and still people go hungry? That’s insane!
Here are 5 foods that are easy to grow. As always, source from organic, non-GMO plants if you can.
Green onions are one of the easiest vegetables to regrow. Instead of throwing out their root ends, plant them in some soil and give plenty of water and sunshine. In no time at all, you’ll have your own delicious homegrown green onions. Sounds delicious!
Celery is another incredibly easy vegetable to grow from its base. Simply stick the base you’d usually discard in some soil, give plenty of water and sun, and in a few weeks, you’ll be harvesting fresh celery. If you have the space for enough celery plants, you’ll never have to buy the vegetable again! Better for you and more delicious to boot. Awesome!
Carrot tops are another easy one to regrow. By simply placing the tops in soil and covering lightly, you’ll get your carrots regrowing over and over and over again. In a matter of days you’ll start seeing the carrot greens poking up through the soil, growing a new plant. And be sure to buy whole carrots. Baby carrots are like the fast food burgers of the vegetable world. Beets and turnips can be grown in the same way.
Ginger is a delicious spice, but I find myself not using it all up before it goes bad. But there’s no need to fret! If your ginger is going bad, just plant the newest buds! The ginger will happily regrow, and then you’ll have a delicious source of the spice for free! How can you lose?
Salad greens in the summer time are one of my favorite foods. Did you know that you can regrow romaine lettuce from its heart?
There are many different types of fruits and vegetables that you can regrow from scraps. Which is your favorite?