Want to save money and reduce food waste? Regrow your food scraps

Re-growing your food scraps is a easy way to reduce food waste and save money at the same time. Here are two of my favorites and most used veggies to regrow indoors. For best results, try to use organic produce because some chemicals can discourage sprouting.

Green Onions – I use this yummy veggie a lot and it is super easy to regrow indoors. Stick the white root base into a jar of water, making sure to leave the top of the plant above the water, and place it on your window sill or somewhere it will get plenty of sunlight.  Within three to five days the base will start to grow roots and the green part will start to grow back. Now simply trim off what you need and let the plant regrow again.  Make sure you change the water every few days, to keep your onions healthy. greenonions1

Ginger – Ginger is another easy root to regrow right in your kitchen. Take a section of the ginger root and plant it in soil, with the newest buds facing upward, where it will get indirect sunlight. Shortly after you plant it you will notice new growth sprouting up out of the soil. Once established and you need ginger for a recipe, simply pull it up, harvest some of the root and then replant it. Ginger

For more tips on re-growing your kitchen scraps visit Garden with Garbage: 10 Foods You Can Grow from Scraps and  Don’t Throw It, Grow It! 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps by Deborah Peterson

 

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