If you want to eat healthy and hygienic vegetables, then one possible way is you need to grow them in your garden. Naturally, we can grow the plants from the seeds, but the other way is you can even regrow the plants from the kitchen scraps.
Re-growing the vegetables from your kitchen scraps is really a best way to do that! There is nothing like eating your own home-grown vegetables. Know about the list of top 6 foods that can be regrown from kitchen scraps from this page.
The given below plants can be propagated as many times as you wish. You can start most of them with conventional, commercially grown plants. But keep in mind that, the quality of the “parent” vegetable scrap is very much important to regulate the quality of re-growth. So, I highly recommend you to buy local organic vegetables, so you know your regrown plants are healthy, fresh and free from pesticides and also genetic meddling.
Best 6 Kitchen Scraps which you can regrown in your home:
1. Spring Onions, Leeks, Scallions and Fennel:
Stick the white root base into a cup of water and place it some place, where it will get enough sunlight. But you need to change the water regularly for every few days, and as the onions grow, simply trim off what you need and allow the plant to regrow again.
Regrown the Ginger is really very easy. Just plant the small chunk off the ginger in potting soil with the newest buds facing upward. It likes the non-direct sunlight in a warm moist environment.
Before long, the roots and shoots of ginger will regrow. Once the plant of the ginger is entrenched it is qualify to harvest, pull up the full plant along with its root. Remove the ginger from the plant, and re-plant it and repeat the growing process.
If you want to re-grown the potato then you must plant the potato which has ‘eyes’ in it. So, select the potato that has robust eyes, and cut it into pieces around 2 inches square, make sure each piece has atleast one eyes.
Allow the cut pieces to expose at the room temperature for one or two days. It allows the cut areas to dry, which prevents the potato piece from rotting after you plant it.
Keep in mind that, the potato plants grows well in high-nutrient environment, so before plant the potato into the soil, make sure the soil has good nutrient value into it.
It is possible to re-grow the garlic from just a single clove, so just plant them into the soil. Make sure the root-end is down in the soil. Keep it in the hot place with enough direct sunlight.
It will root itself and produce new shoots. Once the garlic is established, cut back the shoots and the plant will put all its energy into producing a new garlic bulb.
Remove all the fruit “meat” from the crown of pineapple. Then continue to cut thin slices off the end of the crown until you see the ring of little dots around the outside of the pineapple’s base. Remove the few outer layers of leaves leaving around an inch’s worth of base.
Plant the crown directly into the soil or leaving around an inch’s worth of base. After that plant the crown in soil or submerge the base in water until roots develop and then plant into the soil in any well drained environment.
Don’t forget to pour the water regularly. Once the plant is established, you can cut down them about once in a week. At first few months, you can see only the growth of the plants, to harvest the fruit you need to wait for 2-3 years.
6. Bok Choy, Cabbage, Celery and Romaine Lettuce:
Place the root end in a shallow bowl of the water with the top part just above the water line. To keep the top moist, spray some water frequently.
After some days, you will see the new leaves and roots. After one week, transplant them into soil with just the leaves showing above the level of soil. After that, the plant will continue to grow and start to sprout within 7-10 days.