5 (More) Kitchen Scraps for Regrowing Vegetables and Reducing Food Waste

There are many different foods that can be regrown using their scraps.

1 Million Women's Shea Hogarth showed us in a post recently how to regrow lemongrass, celery, onions, potatoes and ginger by using their scraps.

Using food scraps to grow new foods can be a fun way to both save money on your grocery bill and reduce food waste. Today we have 5 new things you can enjoy watching regrow, so make sure to save those scraps...

1. Garlic

Plant even just a single clove root-end down and you will see results. Plant in shallow ground in the sunniest part of your garden.

2. Green onions

When your recipe only calls for the green part, don't toss the white end with the roots. Drop them in a glass with enough water to cover them, and move the onions around so the roots are pointing down. Make sure you change the water out once every couple of days so they don't get greasy. Within about a week you'll have a brand new set of green onions.

3. Leeks

Just take the base of your leeks and cute straight across the bottom. Cover them in water, and leave them in the window with some sun for a few days. You should start seeing them sprout right away, and within a week or so you'll be able to trim off parts to use in recipes.

4. Fennel

Take the leftover fennel roots and place them in a small container filled with water. Keep on a sunny windowsill just as you did the leeks. You can plant in the ground if you'd like, but you don't need to for success. Just make sure that you change the water every week.

5. Romaine Lettuce

Similar to leeks, romaine lettuce will re-grow from the white root end. Cut the stalks off as you normally would, and place the root end in a shallow bowl of water – enough to cover the roots but not the top of your cutting. Place it in a sunny window position. After a few days, you should start to see roots and new leaves appear. After a week or so, transplant it into soil with just the leaves showing above the level of the soil. The plant will continue to grow, and within a few weeks it will sprout a whole new head.

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