I dont know about you but i am always buying punnets of seedlings with the intention of growing a fabulous garden. That not the case for me, there are too many of one veggie in a punnet and i’m too impatient to stagger the planting out over a couple of weeks, instead i just forget about them and they end up dying .
Until i stumbled onto this idea of reusing your old veggie scraps to regrow new veggies. It’s super cheap as you’r already buying the food to eat anyway. It simple, rewarding and fun for the kids to watch them sprout.
I have grown Celery, Bok Choy and Romaine (cos) lettuce
- Chop the base leaving around 3cm or more and place in a bowl of water
- Do not cover the entire plant just ensure the roots are covered.
- Place on your kitchen window sill and watch your little roots start to sprout in a few days
- Change the water and discard any yucky pieces of plant
- Leave for around a week
- Remove from the water and transfer to your garden
- Plant the vegetable leaving only the leaves above the soil
- Water daily, your plant will continue to grow
Im going to try some spring onion next and i have some pumpkin seeds ready to plant as soon as i get around to finishing my other garden bed.