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Food That Magically Regrows Itself

Growing anything from a see is impressive but also difficult, unless you’re blessed with a green thumb. Sure, it saves on money but there has to be an easier way and there is. You can actually grow food from kitchen scraps. It’s true. You can upcycle everything from celery scraps to onions butts with a great chance of success. Use organic fruits and vegetables for the best results.

Here are some food that magically regrow itself :

  • Green Onions, lemongrass, leeks, fennel & spring onions – Place root ends in water but don’t fully submerge them. Change the water daily. In 3-5 days, growth begins. Harvest the green when full, then repeat the process. Harvest lemongrass once it becomes a foot tall. Simply cut off what you need without uprooting the plant.
  • Celery, cabbage, romaine lettuce & bok choy – Submerge the roots, leaving the tops above the water line. Spray with water a couple times a week, replacing the water every few days. Leaves will sprout in about a week.
  • Ginger – Soak the chunk of ginger overnight. Submerge in moist soil. Keep watering until shoots appear. Ready to harvest in a year, simply remove entire plant, use what you need and repeat.
  • Onion – Plant root end and lightly cover it in soil. Keep soil moist. Carefully separate the new onions, leaving the roots attached, and plant them. Occasionally cut the leaves down to promote full growth. It can take up to 5 months for plants to mature enough for harvest.
  • Garlic – The larger the clove, the larger the resulting bulb. Sit the plant in a sunny window, keeping the soil moist. The bulbs will be rest for harvest in early summer when the bottom 1/3 of the leaves have yellowed.
  • Mushroom – Use a picture of compost and soil. Plant the mushroom stalk in the soil with only the surface of it exposed. If the cutting takes, new growth happens quickly. Harvest and repeat.
  • Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes – Cut into 2 pieces, each having 1-2 eyes on it. Set pieces out at room temp for a few days, until full dry. Add more soil as the plant grows until it is about 6 inches tall. Store sweet potatoes in a warm, dry place for 2 weeks before using. This is what makes them sweet.
  • Pineapple – Slice off the green leafy top and remove all fruit. Carefully remove the bottom layers until you see root buds. Place in water for two weeks to form roots. Growth happens in the first few months but it will be 2-3 years before harvest.

Reference : https://jerryjamesstone.com/2014/02/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-from-kitchen-scraps/

2 Comments Add yours

  1. clcouch123 says:

    This is wonderful! I think I’d known about the onions (and mint). But this long list seems so promising for feeding hunger.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. GS says:

      Try some of these and let me know if they worked for you.


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