Every day we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables, and herbs completely free of charge. Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint.
Can you imagine having an unlimited supply of your favorite produce right at your fingertips? Fresh fruits and veggies are often one of the most expensive items on a grocery list, so anything that you can do to limit how much you have to spend at the store will do a great job at slicing your grocery budget.
There are a number of fruits and vegetables that you can replant and grow yourself to ensure that you have them on hand when you need them while cutting back the money that you spend on produce every week. With grocery prices increasing, now is the best time to get frugal in the kitchen and garden.
These fruits, vegetables, and herbs can all be purchased just once, and then regrown forever!
1. Regrow Green Onions
If you want to grow green onions indefinitely, it’s ridiculously easy. In fact, it’s so easy you’ll be wondering why on earth you’ve never done it before, but at least from here on out, you’ll always have them on hand. This is all you have to do: put a bunch of scallions with their roots into a glass filled with water and put the glass in a sunny spot like a window. Cut off what you need to use for cooking, and your green onions will literally regrow almost overnight, like magic!
You can just keep chopping off parts of the onion you want to use and they’ll just keep re-growing. You can also plant them in the soil and achieve the same results.
2. Regrow Onions
This is a really clever way of growing onions – you’ll use an old water bottle on a windowsill. First, you need an empty water bottle. Once you have it, remove the neck of the bottle with scissors, and then cut holes around it. You could also use a heated metal tool if you have one. Just make sure the holes are the right size for the onion bulbs. Now, fill the bottle with layers of onion sprouts and soil, continuing to add layers until you get to the top. Next, add water and then place the bottle on a windowsill. All you have to do now is watch your onions grow.
It won’t take long before you have onions, and when you want to add some to one of your favorite dishes, all you have to do is pull one from your vertical onion garden.
3. Regrow Carrots
This method of growing carrots from carrot tops is so easy, if you have kids, you should really get them involved. It’s not only educational, but the instant results you’ll get will get them excited about growing more. Just remember, this method doesn’t grow carrots from carrots, they’re grown from the plant rather than the root vegetable. The carrot itself is a taproot, and once removed it can’t be regrown. If your children are helping, be sure to explain that to them before starting the project – you don’t want them thinking carrots can be grown from carrots as who knows how fast that misinformation would spread.
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