How to Regrow Vegetables from Scraps
Regrowing vegetables from scraps is a simple and rewarding way to save money, reduce food waste, and enjoy fresh, healthy produce all year long. Many common vegetables can be regrown from scraps, including scallions, celery, lettuce, and carrots.
- Vegetable scraps
- Shallow dish or bowl
- Potting soil
- Plant pots or containers
- Fill a shallow dish or bowl with water.
- Place the vegetable scraps in the water. Make sure that the scraps are completely submerged.
- Place the dish in a sunny location.
- Change the water every day to keep it fresh.
- After a few days, the scraps will start to sprout.
- When the sprouts are about 2 inches long, they are ready to be planted in soil.
- Fill plant pots or containers with potting soil.
- Transplant the sprouts into the soil, spacing them according to the instructions on the seed packet.
- Water the plants regularly and keep them in a sunny location.
- Within a few weeks, the plants will be mature and ready to harvest.
- Not all vegetables can be regrown from scraps. Some vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, do not produce roots from their scraps.
- The best time to regrow vegetables from scraps is in the spring or summer.
- You can regrow vegetables from scraps in a garden bed or in containers.
- If you are regrowing vegetables in containers, make sure to choose containers that are large enough to allow the plants to grow properly.
- Fertilize the plants regularly to help them grow strong and healthy.
- Watch for pests and diseases, and take steps to control them if necessary.