I really do wish I could have a garden, but alas-I don't have much of a green thumb. I do try to purchase local produce as often as I can, but sometimes going to the store is the only option. Produce is typically what takes up so much of our grocery bill so trying to stretch that budget out can sometimes be a challenge. That's where a bit of research comes in!
I had heard a while back about re-growing vegetables indoors. Sounded simple enough, so after looking up some techniques-I gave it a try.
Green onions were my first experiment. SUCCESS! It's so easy I could squeal! Just use up your green onions to the white bulbs, then place them in a jar with water (enough to cover the bulb) on a window sill. That's it! You'll forever have green onions, as long as you keep fresh water in it! I was amazed at this, so I decided to check out some other ways to stretch those veggies.
Celery and Bok Choy can be re-grown the same way. Just place the end nub in a bowl of water. Once it begins to grow roots/leaves (about 7-10 days) plant in soil.
Pineapple is pretty simple as well. Cut off the top green part with about 1 inch of fruit still attached. Place the fruit end in soil at water. This of course typically works best in warmer climates, that aren't prone to harsh winters.
By taking one clove from your garlic bulb and placing it in soil, you can produce another full bulb! This too works with shallots!
This new found love of re-growing vegetables indoors is seriously addicting. I love knowing that I can save a few dollars each trip by 're-using" what I already have!
*Don't forget about those seeds either! Pumpkin seeds are GREAT to plant and get a great harvest!
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Have you ever re-grown any veggies or fruits? Which ones?
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