How to Regrow Vegetables

Five Methods:Regrowing Leafy GreensRegrowing Celery or OnionsRegrowing Carrots, Radishes, Leeks, or ScallionsRegrowing GarlicRegrowing Ginger Roots, Sweet Potatoes, or Yams

Regrowing vegetables is extremely easy and anyone can do it. All you need is some time and effort. This is a method of growing vegetables without using seeds. Seeds can grow and die most of the time and have a very disappointing effect. However, with most vegetables, it's possible to regrow a plant from the vegetable itself.

Method 1
Regrowing Leafy Greens

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    Take a cabbage, lettuce, or leafy green from the store or your fridge if you have one. Cut off the bottom "stump" of the vegetable.
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    Fill a container with cold or cool water (not covering the plant) and place the vegetable in it.
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    Place in a sunny windowsill. Make sure to change the water when it is dirty or turns yellow. Plant the vegetable/plant in soil one day after it has grown roots. The entire base (stump) of the vegetable should be covered by soil, exposing the leaves and base where leaves sprout from.

Method 2
Regrowing Celery or Onions

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    Get celery and onions from the grocery store or you fridge. Cut off the bottom of the celery and do the same to the onion.
    • Make sure that the onion bottom is round and big and not a thin small circle, about a half inch thick.
    • For the celery, get a container and fill with water. Place the celery in water. Again, the water should not be over the top of the celery.
    • For the onion, make a shallow hole by scooping up some dirt. Put the onion bottom in hole, or place above soil and push down gently.
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    Wait for some growth. Once the celery is 1 inch tall and has lots of fluffy green foliage (leaves), plant the whole base in soil, but exposing the stalks.
    • If you want more onions, as soon as green stems emerge on your onion, separate the stems. For example, if you have 2 stems, separate them by cutting the onion in half and plant them separately.
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    Cut off the celery to eat it. Wait until the are long enough and then cut them. When the onion's stem falls over and turns brown, dig it up to eat.

Method 3
Regrowing Carrots, Radishes, Leeks, or Scallions

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    Cut your vegetables.
    • For carrots or radishes, measure 1 inch from the top of the vegetable down, and then cut it.
    • For scallions or leeks, measure 3 inches from the roots up and cut.
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    Fill a container with water and place the vegetable in. Share container space, so if there is room without the vegetables touching place them in the same container.
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    Plant the vegetables.
    • When the carrot or radish grows roots, wait 1 more day before planting it in soil.
    • When the scallion or leek has lots of roots and they are about 3 inches long, plant it.
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    Wait for growth. You can't grow a carrot or radish/turnip etc. but you can regrow the greens for decorations, salads, or a beautiful houseplant.

Method 4
Regrowing Garlic

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    Take a garlic clove that has sprouted, not sprouted, or has roots.
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    Fill a container with water and place the garlic clove in. In a few days the garlic should grow a green sprout; if not the garlic is not in healthy shape and you can always try again.
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    One or two days after the garlic has sprouted in water, plant the garlic. Make sure you can't see anything but the sprout.
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    When the garlic plant starts to die, dig around the garlic and see if it is suitable for eating. If it is dig it up and eat it. If not cover it up and check back a few days later.

Method 5
Regrowing Ginger Roots, Sweet Potatoes, or Yams

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    Find or purchase a ginger root, sweet potatoes, or some/a yam.
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    Wait for them to start sprouting. Pick a ginger root that has green nubs or buds. Leave potatoes in a dark place until they sprout. Wait until yam sprouts, or take a healthy yam.
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    Grow yam with water. When the ginger buds have turned a dark, healthy shade of green, cut them from the root. Cut the sweet potatoes pieces with sprouts into chunks. Take the yam and cut off the half that has the most buds/sprouts. Put in toothpicks at right angles so the vegetable suspends over water (half in water).
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    Plant. Plant the ginger in soil but make sure that half the top part of ginger is visible. Plant the yam in soil up to the sprout but not covering any of them.
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    Harvest your veggies. Ginger is ready to harvest when the plant is starting to wilt and die. After harvesting, let the ginger dry. Yams and sweet potatoes can all be harvested when the plants wilts, turns yellow, and dies.

Tips

  • If the stump method does not work it means the vegetable was sprayed with chemicals preventing it from growing.

Warnings

  • You can't regrow a carrot or radish but you can grow the greens. ( They are not poisonous.)


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