If you’re tossing all your scraps into your compost pile, read this before you toss any more! Here’s some of my favourite things to regrow, though many more plants can be regrown.

Potatoes

If you have organic potatoes (those sprayed with chemicals often are sprayed to resist growth), cut the eyes out but leave a very large chunk of potato attached (1-2")- a medium size whole potato can yield 4-6 plants. Plants as you would any seed potato.

If you have organic potatoes (those sprayed with chemicals often are sprayed to resist growth), cut the eyes out but leave a very large chunk of potato attached (1-2″)- a medium size whole potato can yield 4-6 plants. Plant in soil as you would any seed potato.

Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage

The white stem of romaine lettuce and cabbage leaves will grow roots and make a new plant

The white stem of romaine lettuce and cabbage leaves will grow roots and make a new plant – place your leaf flat in a dish, thick stem side down, with just enough water to allow the stem to stay wet, but not enough to cover the top. Mist with water daily or as needed to keep the top most. Transplant when roots are established.

Celery

Celery is very easy to regrow. Take the base/root end and place in a glass of water for a few days, once roots are established and you see the tops start to grow, transplant to soil. Leeks and green onions too!

Onions

Onions are one of the easiest things in the world to plant ~ take the root end cut after you've cut if off your onion, and stick it room side down in soil. Cover with about 1/2" of soil and water.

Onions are one of the easiest things in the world to replant ~ take the root end cut after you’ve cut if off your onion, and stick it room side down in soil. Cover with about 1/2″ of soil and water.

 I’d love to hear your thoughts – what veggies have you successfully regrown?

Amy
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Justin

Wow! I need to start using this technique. So wasteful!