There is an entire garden waiting to be grown, and it’s already started in your kitchen!
There are dozens of vegetables that can be propagated (re-grown by promoting new root growth) from kitchen scraps and cuttings that you can then re-pot, or place into your garden outside. I’m sharing three of my favorites today. These are easy kitchen garden secrets, and perfect projects for little ones too!
Regrowing Veggies In Your Kitchen
I consider garlic an essential – I have at least one bulb in my kitchen at all times, regardless of any upcoming plans for making food with garlic. Great news: it’s SO easy to re-grow.
A medium-sized pot (make sure it has holes in the bottom for drainage) with potting soil in it.
Take one garlic clove, with or without the skin on. Place the clove into your soil pointy side up (that means the part that once connected at the bottom of the bulb stays at the bottom), and push into the soil about 1 inch.
Keep soil moist, and place in sunny window until you have a large green sprout about 3 inches long. Once your garlic has sprouted a bit, place outside into garden, or in a larger pot for the remainder of it’s growth.
I am guilty of buying those three-packs of romaine at the grocery store almost every week. Half of the time at least one of the stalks goes bad. Now you can use the ends of your romaine, and regrow it so that you only use what you need!
Small, shallow cup
Cut the bottom end of the romaine off, leaving that stump to be about 2 inches long. Place the very very base of the stalk into water, careful to not allow the actual leaves to be submerged in water (they can mold). Set in a windowsill and watch it begin to regrow in ONE DAY.
Some of my very favorite recipes call for green onions, so I tend to keep them on hand. However, I never seem to use a full bundle. These are perfect to regrow from your fridge because they will last forever!
Rubber band (I use the one that it comes in)
Cut the bottom inch of your green onions off and save them. Place the loose roots in a small jar with a tiny amount of water, keeping as little of the white onion in water as possible. Place in a sunny window. Regrowth will happen at the center of the plant.
I hope you enjoy these simple, yet rewarding methods for growing your own veggies. You will be amazed at how fast they replenish.