Vegetables and fruits are so expensive – and we usually throw away the parts we don’t eat. Don’t waste these parts. You can regrow new ones FOR FREE from the ones you already have. You can regrow vegetables and fruits from store bought ones or home grown, and from either their roots or their seeds.

Two of my favorite (and easiest) vegetables to regrow are lettuce and celery. I hate to throw anything away, and these two items I use from top to bottom. If I’m not using the scraps for stock, I use them to regrow new veggies.

HOW TO REGROW LETTUCE AND CELERY

Use a round head of iceberg lettuces. Turn it over and have the stem/root (brown round part) on top, and press it down. This will easily remove all the leaves from the stem, and you’ll be left with a pointy stem/root. Use celery that is still attached to the root. Cut off most of the celery stalks off, leaving about an inch or two from the bottom. Clean both with a damp paper towel. Place both the lettuce and the celery roots in separate cups and fill the bottom with water that JUST covers the bottom root. The leaves from the lettuce, and the stalks from the celery, will start to regrow. You will also see roots growing from the bottom of the celery. Remember to change the water daily. I regrow these right in my kitchen.

1. Use a round head of iceberg lettuces. Turn it over and have the stem/root (brown round part) on top, and press it down. This will easily remove all the leaves from the stem, and you’ll be left with a pointy stem/root.


2. Use celery that is still attached to the root. Cut off most of the celery stalks off, leaving about an inch or two from the bottom.


3. Clean both with a damp paper towel.


4. Place both the lettuce and the celery roots in separate cups and fill the bottom with water that JUST covers the bottom root.


5. The leaves from the lettuce, and the stalks from the celery, will start to regrow. You will also see roots growing from the bottom of the celery.


6. Remember to change the water daily.


I regrow these right in my kitchen.

You can also use the seeds from fresh fruits or veggies to regrow new ones. Don’t throw away the seeds – they’re a gift. A few of my favorites to regrow are lemons, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Try to regrow veggies from the seeds from YOUR fresh fruits and veggies. Cut open your veggie and remove the seeds. Clean the seeds with a damp towel. Let them dry on a dry paper towel for a day. Put dirt in a planter, or in the ground in a sunny place, and press your finger down a little bit to make a shallow hole (the smaller the seed, the smaller the hole). Place a seed in that hole and cover it with more dirt. You can start the growing process indoors by placing the planter in either a sunny place next to a window or use a grow lamp. Water your seeds and you should see them sprout soon.

REGROW FROM SEEDS


1. Cut open your veggie and remove the seeds.


2. Clean the seeds with a damp towel.


3. Let them dry on a dry paper towel for a day.


4. Put dirt in a planter, or in the ground in a sunny place, and press your finger down a little bit to make a shallow hole (the smaller the seed, the smaller the hole).


5. Place a seed in that hole and cover it with more dirt.


6. You can start the growing process indoors by placing the planter in either a sunny place next to a window or use a grow lamp.


7. Water your seeds and you should see them sprout soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s