Think of it as recycling only better since you can keep eating fresh food for the price of one. Buy some organic lettuce, eat the leaves and re-grow the bottoms for more greens. Here are some crops you can re-grow from cuttings with little effort and a good yield.
- Lettuce/Bok Choy/Cabbage
- Onions/Leek/Green Onion
- Potato/Sweet Potato
Today we are focusing on lettuce and celery because it has proven to be the easiest and/or quickest to re-grow.
Simple steps to re-grow you lettuce and celery:
- Cut off the bottom 1.5 to 2 inches and eat the tops.
- Place the cut bottom in a shallow bowl of water. Water level should be up to lower portion where roots can begin to develop.
- Add water when plant has consumed it or change water if it loses clarity.
- If outer leaves become brown and soft (like lettuce above), just peel off brown leaves and adjust water level lower to only come in contact with area that will form roots.
- Once leaves start to appear in the center you can plant it in a container, raised bed, ground or let it grow in the bowl, your choice.
Here is a good demonstration how the re-grow process works for lettuce:
Video credit: Learn to Grow
Stay tuned for more how-to grow from cuttings of the other crops on the easy list.
Happy re-growing – GreenUp! Guy