How to Regrow Food From Scraps

Here is a list of some plants you can grow from scraps:

1 Coriander, Basil, Mint

2. Sweet Potatoes

3. Onions

4. Garlic

1. Coriander, Basil and Mint

Coriander, basil and mint are very easy to grow at home from scraps. The entire procedure is very simple and easy to follow.

  • Place the root ends of the plant of your choice in water. Make sure the plant is not entirely submerged.

  • Make sure to change the water daily. The plant should start growing in 1 to 2 weeks.

  • Once the plant starts to grow, transfer the plant into soil and water the plant whenever when the top layer of the soil gets dry.

  • You can harvest the green leaves when they grow completely. Make sure you cut off the necessary parts and do not accidentally uproot the entire plant.

  • Repeat the procedure with the new scraps.

2. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a favourite in just about every household. Why not just grow them in your garden instead of having to buy them every time you wish to have some?

  • Find a sweet potato that is a little past being completely edible. Cut it in half and use toothpicks to hold each of the halves up a shallow container filled with water.

  • It will take a few days for the roots to form.

  • Once the roots start forming, the sprouts will start to grow on the top side.

  • When the sprouts reach a length of 4 inches, cut these off and place them in a container filled with water. Make sure the bases of the sprouts are in the water.

  • The roots of the plant will start to grow soon afterwards. When they start growing, transfer the plant into soil.

3. Onions

Onions are used in a variety of recipes. Growing onions at home has a really simple process.

  • Plant the root end of an onion and cover it with soil. Make sure you cover it with a light layer of soil.

  • Water the onion enough to keep the soil moist.

  • When the new onions grow, cut them off carefully while keeping their roots attached.

  • Plant the newly cut onions in soil.

  • Cut the leaves of the plant from time to time so that the plant grows nicely.

  • Onion plants can take around 5 months before they are ready to be harvested.

4. Garlic

Garlic is yet another food item used in numerous recipes and can easily be grown at home.

  • Take a big garlic clove and place it in a container filled with soil. Lightly cover the clove with soil.

  • Place the container near a window so the garlic can get enough sunlight.

  • Keep the soil moist.

  • The bulbs of the garlic will be ready for harvesting once the bottom third of the leaves become yellowed. This is usually during early summer.

  • Remember that everything might not work out the first time. Have patience and do not give up. Try again if you mess up. You will get it eventually.

So if you're in the city and can't help but use the grocery store, have fun shopping for the start of your next garden!

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