8 Vegetables You Can Regrow

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Motomom34, May 16, 2015.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Really want to try this. Imagine growing a head of lettuce from the part you usually throw away.
    1. Scallions


    Regrow them using their discarded roots. Leave an inch of the scallion attached to the root then put them in a glass of water. Place the glass of water in a room that’s well-lit.

    2. Garlic

    Garlic sprouts can be grown from the garlic clove and have a mild flavor from that of garlic. The sprouts can be added to pasta, salads and other dishes. When they begin to sprout, have them placed in a glass that has little water.

    3. Bok Choy

    In a well lit area, place the Bok Choy’s root ends in water. Give them 1-2 weeks then transplant them to a pot that has soil. It will grow a new full head.

    4. Carrots

    Carrot greens can be regrown from carrot tops. Have the carrot tops put in a dish that has little water. Place the dish in a room that is well-lit or on a window sill. Carrot greens are a bit bitter but when chopped up together with garlic and sweetened with vinegar, they can be used in salads.

    5. Basil
    Basil cuttings can be used to grow new basil. Put basil clippings that have stems of 3-4 inches in a glass of water. Place them in direct sunlight and when the roots get to 2 inches long, transfer them to pots. With time, they will grow into full basil plants. Be sure to change the water constantly though, so they don’t get slimy.

    6. Celery


    You can use the leftover celery bottom for this. Cut the base off and place it in a shallow bowl or saucer in the sun. The leaves will thicken and grow with time in the middle of the base. Transfer it to soil after 3 days.

    7. Romaine Lettuce
    Romaine lettuce can be grown from the bottom of a lettuce head. Put stumps of the romaine lettuce in a ½ inch water. Make sure the water level is at ½ inch. Few days after, transplant the romaine lettuce into soil once new leaves and roots appear. The leaves can grow up to twice the size. Cabbages can also be regrown in the same way.

    8. Cilantro

    If you place the stems of cilantro in a glass of water, they will grow. Transplant them when the roots become long enough, to a pot that has soil. Place them in a room with ample lighting. The plants will be fully grown in a few months.

    Read more at 8 Vegetables You Can Regrow Forever and Ever - Expanded Consciousness
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  2. Motomom34

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  3. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Nice post I've never tried ginger, basil or cilantro.? Awesome! Sweet Potatoes are in my house plants in the winter because the green foliage is so pretty
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  4. Mindgrinder

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  5. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep

    I have 4 ginger sprouts in the dirt right now. They are slow to come out but, once plants reach a certain size they tend to explode in growth. I just put them in good soil and keep them very moist for a month.
    We eat a lot of Ginger, also I pulled my Chard plant and threw the root ball on the compost heap, it grew new roots reaching into the ground, so I re-planted it and it is thriving again.
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  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I have decided to try red potatoes and a pineapple. I followed the directions on the second video @Mindgrinder posted. Will let you know success or failure.
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  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I just found out you can use cinnamon if you don't have root starter. Apparently dipping root end in cinnamon is antifungal so it works as a nice root starter. Haven't tried it yet but I will.
  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Just plain cinnamon? Or a water/cinnamon solution? Cinnamon is stronge. If you lick a Big Red wrapper and stick it to your forehead it burns. So I would think it would be too strong for a plant. Please let me know if it works & how you did it.
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  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Ditto. Root hormone gets pricy around here. Doesn't take much, but still ---
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  10. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Just about any plant can be regrown from cuttings. I do it with tomatoes plants all the time. Most of my cherry tomatoes are clones of one plant from years ago. I take the lower branches off the stem to plant the tomato deep, then stick those branches right in the dirt and keep it well watered. Come fall when it's about to freeze, I take a bunch of cuttings and stick them in cells to grow over the winter. By spring they're pretty big. You can put them in water to root too but they're more likely to shock when you finally put them in dirt. Same for rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, basil, blackberry, grapevines, etc etc. I don't even bother with rooting hormone on them. Rosemary is the slowest to go, and you'll swear it's never going to root, and then one day you'll look and there'll be little white threads coming off the stalk.

    Geranium does well too... those "mosquito plants" are actually a geranium, so when I buy one I make a dozen from it. They don't overwinter here so cloning saves $$$. Ditto lemongrass, as long as there's a bit of root at the end of the bulb you can restart it.

    While I'm thinking about it I need to go get cuttings off a wild rose in our back yard. Wanting to run a row of the thorny bastids along the outside of the back fence. :D
  11. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    ~giggle~ I just got the visual of you walking around with a Big Red wrapper on your forehead. [LMAO]
  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have to ask.....just WHY did you feel the need to test that theory?;):ROFLMAO:
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  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Tracy & @kellory I double dog dare you to try it.

    As many know I have had growing issues. I changed dirt plus areas that the seeds were in. I think I know the issue. It is my hard water. So the potatoes and pineapple that I am trying to root/regrow will be receiving distilled water only. I never thought my water would be an issue because I put it on my veg. garden but house plants/seedlings are in a more confined containers.

    Last edited: May 28, 2015
  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Ma'am, I already KNOW a long walk off a short pier, is not in my best interests, unless I want to experience flight. I do not accept challenges without a purpose.;)
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  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    :ROFLMAO: I'll give you a dollar.
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  16. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No thank you, ma'am. My Momma didn't raise no fools.[slow]
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  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Motomom34 send ditch witch a pm and ask her for suggestions. Water is what she does... she really knows her stuff and she might have some suggestions
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  18. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I'm thinking that it had to be sometime during her hippy phase. Too much tie dye...
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  19. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    My water here is crazy hard, doesn't seem to bother anything I stick in it. Except for maybe my hair.
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    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Use Rain Water on your Hair... Softer than any other water, available... and it is FREE, You just have to collect it..... 10K Alaska Women can't be wrong.....
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