5 Kitchen Scraps To Turn Into Plants

Mar 21, 2016 06:57 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter

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It might seem like frantic science, yet actually, it couldn't be less complex. Much of the time everything you need is a glass jar or bowl, some water and persistence. Here are the best to grow from your kitchen scraps, sparing you the expense of acquiring new produce, while protecting the choice flavor.

Potatoes

When cooking with your potato, make a point to peel the potato in large strips, around two inches wide, with no less than two eyes for every strip. Forget the strips on the counter top for a day or two to dry out so they won't spoil when you replant them. When the strips are sufficiently dry, plant the potato strips no less than four inches down from the top of the soil with the eyes facing upwards. Spread with soil and sit tight for your new potato plant to rise.

Scallions, Spring Onions and Leeks

Ensure there are a couple white roots on the base when purchasing your vegetable. This will guarantee that your plant can undoubtedly regenerate. Next, utilizing a portion of your vegetable's leaves basically put the white roots in a glass container with enough water to cover simply over the roots. Place in a sunny window and your clippings send up fresh green shoots for you to eat.

Change the water once a week, exchange to bigger holders as the root system develops and cut as often as possible to support new growth and you'll never need to purchase these vegetables again.

Ginger

Basically lob off a sacrificial lobe from the plant you bought and put it three inches down in some gardening soil with the buds facing up to regrow your ginger. In around a week, your ginger will have sent buds up through the soil, showing new growth beneath. You can pull the plant from the soil, take what you need of the root for cooking and repeat the procedure, lobbing off a bit of plant so it can regenerate.

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