Published on September 1, 2017 by Marc & Mandy

Have you ever wondered what to do with the scraps of vegetables that you aren’t going to use? Troy Barkman demonstrates how you can use them to grow more veggies! There’s a super smart, sincerely under-utilized method to combat that waste: re-growing your veggies scraps using water. Here’s how:

Step 1: Isolate the Root

This step involves cutting your vegetables like you normally would, severing the root of the vegetable, which, more often than not, is the part that doesn’t get eaten and goes to waste.

Step 2: Put it Water

Much like you would if you were growing any other plant, water is key. A mere half an inch of water in a bowl or large glass is enough to get your veggies sprouting. Ensure your root is fully submerged for best results!

Step 3: Wait

Depending on what kind of vegetable you’re trying to regrow, the timespan will vary. Cabbage, for instance, is a bit of a slow grower, and can take over a month (six to eight weeks) to form into something resembling a full cabbage. Celery is another example of a slow grower; from root to full stock will usually take up to eight weeks as well. On the flip side, we have green onions, which grow a bit faster than the aforementioned “slow growers.” The growing process for green onions differs slighting than it does for clearly and cabbage, considering the severed pieces will be a lot smaller. What works best for this vegetable is a mason jar or even a wine glass – something that’s tall and skinny, much like the sprouts will be. Without a week, you should have a brand new set of green onions.


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