Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Food That Can Be Grown From ScrapsOne day while on the phone with my sister, we somehow got on the subject of green onions.  I don’t know how…it just happened.  She told me that she always has green onions growing in jars, ready to snip any time she needs them. Of course, the competitive sibling side of me decided at that moment that I, too, would grow green onions and something else.  After some research, I found that there are tons of things I could have been growing like that all this time. I’ve tossed so many of these scraps that it makes me sad. I had no idea it was so easy to regrow these foods (and yes, I know I should be composting at the very least!)

Well, I did indeed very easily grow those green onions and love how quickly they come up and keep regenerating no matter how many times they’re cut.  I think it’s a quite a little miracle. I also have a couple of avocado seeds going to town on my porch.

Green Onions

Thanks to the Healthy Hybrid, I am able to share the tutorials that I am using for various plants that you can regrow from the food you already have.

Foods That Can Be Grown From Scraps

Apples http://www.ehow.com/how_2135774_grow-apple-seeds.html

Tomatoes http://www.ehow.com/how_5581958_grow-tomatoes-fresh-tomato-seeds.html

Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes http://www.gardenguides.com/117543-plant-cuttings-potatoes.html

Green Onions http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-grow-green-onions-indefinitely.html and http://tipnut.com/nifty-food-plants/

Leeks same technique as green onions

Carrot Tops http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/children-in-the-garden/grow-carrot-tops.htm

Pineapple http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.htm

Romaine Lettuce Same technique as celery

Cabbage Same technique as celery

Celery http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/growing-celery-indoors-never-buy-celery.html

Avocado http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2009/09/09/how-to-grow-an-avocado-tree-from-an-avocado-pit/

Lentils http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/19/how-to-grow-sprouts/

Pumpkin http://pinterest.com/pin/98375573080950437/

Ginger http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/

Garlic http://www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-you-can-grow-from-kitchen-scraps/

Bonus: Bok Choy http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-to-regrowing-bok-choy.html

I would love to hear if you try or have tried any of these techniques.  Do you know of any others that can be added to the list?  Let’s link it up!