Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Did you know....

Did you know that you can regrow some vegetables after you chop off all the good stuff? I have been regrowing scallions in a glass of water for years with great success. All you have to do is put a bunch of scallions in a vase filled with just enough water to cover the white part of the scallions. Then just clip off the green as you need it and the scallion will just keep regrowing. Typically you can get a few weeks out of the scallions, before the white part starts to get mushy. One of my friends likes to plant her scallions in a pot with some soil and that should eliminate the eventual rotting of the scallions.

Keep your scallions growing

Recently, I found a site that showed lots of vegetables that could be regrown from their scraps and decided to try out another veggie. So, when I finished cutting off the green parts on a head of romaine lettuce, I placed the remaining part of the lettuce in a vase with a shallow layer of water. As you can see in the photo below, the leaves start growing from the center of the head after a couple weeks.

Regrowning romaine lettuce

This method can also be used to regrow celery. Just make sure to change the water every 3-4 days. Have you tried to regrow any vegetables? If so, what was your experience?