Food is pricey. If you shop for your family’s groceries, you are aware that this is one of the most expensive expenses for your house and family. You can grow some items yourself, though it may be doubtful that you can totally eliminate your shopping expense. Additionally, you may grow them from scraps that you ordinarily discard.
The typical household produces very little fresh food yet consumes a lot of it. Growing your own food can seem challenging if you haven’t yet purchased a tonne of seeds and tools. But what if you could grow food with the ingredients you now have in your cabinet or refrigerator?
Following are the 10 foods that you can regrow:
- Carrot – Regrows From: Root
- Basil – Regrows From: Stem
- Potato – Regrows From: Peels/skin
- Garlic – Regrows From: Root
- Mushroom – Regrows From: Stalk/stem
- Pepper – Regrows From: Seeds
- Lettuce Regrows From: Base/bottom
- Beans – Regrows From: Seeds/sprouts
- Avocado – Regrows From: Seeds
- Ginger – Regrows From: Any Part/root
1. Carrot – Regrows From: Root
Okay, so we’re not really regrowing the carrot, but rather the carrot top, which is surprisingly useful for a variety of things. It can be made into pesto, included in soup, or even sauteed. Simply leave the carrots’ tops in a bowl or plate of water with a small portion of the carrot still attached, and set them where they will receive enough sunshine.
2. Basil – Regrows From: Stem
Regrowth of basil is comparatively simple. All you need is a stem that is four inches tall. Put the leaves of this stem well above the water’s surface in a glass of water. Keep the glass there in a well-lit location, but away from direct sunlight. In a few days, roots should start to form, and when they are a couple of inches long, you can transplant them into soil.
3. Potato – Regrows From: Peels/skin
Everyone is aware that potato plants can be grown from potato peelings. Peelings with eyes are necessary. Make sure each piece of those peelings has at least two or three eyeballs before cutting it into two-inch pieces.
Simply put them in your soil four inches deep after letting them dry out overnight. When planting, make sure the eyes are pointed upward. You won’t see the potato plant start to grow for a few weeks.
4. Garlic – Regrows From: Root
Growing garlic is incredibly simple and just requires one clove. Simply take one of the garlic cloves you receive when you buy it and put it in potting soil with the roots facing down. Keep garlic outdoors in the sun during the day in warmer climates since it prefers plenty of direct sunlight.
When you prune back new shoots that have emerged, your plant will eventually provide a bulb. You can divide this fresh bulb and replant it.
5. Mushroom – Regrows From: Stalk/stem
Although they are a little trickier to produce from cuttings than most other crops, mushrooms can be grown from cuttings. You will require a warm location with high humidity levels and nutrient-rich soil.
Because you have a better chance of regulating the temperature and humidity, it is much better to grow your mushrooms in a container rather than in the ground. Simply remove the mushroom’s head before planting the stalk or stem in the ground. This base will start to sprout a new head if the very top is left exposed.
6. Pepper – Regrows From: Seeds
From the extra seeds, you can grow a variety of hot peppers. Simply gather the seeds from your habaneros, jalapenos, or other available peppers. If it’s warm outside, you may simply plant them in your garden area. Otherwise, plant them in potting soil and keep them in bright sunlight. Peppers are easy to cultivate and develop rather quickly.
Simply preserve some of the seeds from your fresh harvest to replant later.
7. Lettuce – Regrows From: Base/bottom
From leftovers, lettuce, Bok Choy, and cabbage may be grown rather easily. Put the remaining leaves in a dish with a little water in the bottom rather than throwing them away. Keep the bowl in a location with plenty of natural light, and spritz the leaves with water a few times per week. You will see new leaves and roots starting to emerge after 3 or 4 days.
You can then plant your lettuce or cabbage in the ground when this occurs.
8. Beans – Regrows From: Seeds/sprouts
Yes, that is accurate. Beans can sprout from their seeds and grow again. When given the right growing conditions, such as soil, water, sunlight, and nutrition, they are an annual plant that will sprout, mature, and produce its own seeds.
9. Avocado – Regrows From: Seeds
You can grow a consistent supply of this superfood using avocado seeds. All that is required is to wash the seed and place it over water in a basin or jar using toothpicks. The water should rise high enough to cover the seed’s bottom inch. Remember to check the water every day and add extra as necessary. Keep the container in a warm location away from direct sunlight.
When the stem reaches around 6 inches, you must trim it to 3 inches. It may take up to six weeks for the stem and roots to appear. You can place the seed in soil as leaves start to emerge, but keep in mind to leave roughly half of it above ground.
10. Ginger – Regrows From: Any Part/root
Once you get going, you can easily maintain a constant supply of ginger because it is a very simple plant to grow. Just make sure the buds are facing up and place a spare piece of ginger root in potting soil.
Within a week or two, you should see new roots and branches, at which point you can remove it and put it to new use. Keep in mind to conserve a portion of the rhizome so you can replant it and expand it for the subsequent time you require it.