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Regrow a garden!!

Instead of throwing out those old veggies, try regrowing them! It’s an easy and delicious way to grow your own garden out of nothing more than scraps.




Regrowing ginger:

  1. Soak the chunk of ginger overnight

  2. Submerge in moist soil, and water until shoots appear.

  3. It’ll be ready to harvest in a year.


Regrowing green onions, lemongrass, leeks, fennel, and spring onions:

  1. Place the roots into water, but don’t fully submerge. Change the water daily.

  2. In 3-5 days, you should see growth. Harvest them when fully grown.

  3. For lemongrass, harvest once it’s grown a foot tall, by cutting off what you need.


Regrowing celery, cabbage, romaine lettuce, and bok choy.

  1. Submerge the roots, leaving the top above the water.

  2. Spray the top with water a couple times a week, replacing the water every few days. You should see leaves sprout in about a week.

  3. Plant the cutting with only the leaves above the soil, and harvest when it’s fully grown, about 5 months.


Regrowing onions:

  1. Plant root end and lightly cover with soil. Keep the soil moist.

  2. Carefully separate the new onions, leaving the roots attached, and plant them.

  3. Occasionally cut the leaves. It can take up to 5 months for plants to mature.


Regrowing garlic:

  1. Plant the bulb, and place the pot near a sunny window.

  2. Keep the soil moist.

  3. The bulb will be ready for harvest in early summer, when the bottom 1/3 of leaves have yellowed.


Regrowing mushrooms:

  1. Use a mixture of compost and soil.

  2. Place the mushroom stalk in the soil with only the surface exposed.

  3. If the cutting takes, new growth should happen quickly. Harvest and repeat.


Regrowing potatoes and sweet potatoes:

  1. Cut into 2 pieces, each with 2 ‘eyes’ on it. Set pieces out at room temperature for a few days until fully dry.

  2. Plant. Add more soil as the plant grows until it is about 6” tall.

  3. Store sweet potatoes in a warm, dry place for two weeks before using.


Regrowing pineapple:

  1. Slice off the leafy green top and remove all fruits. Carefully removed the bottom layers of the leafy top until you see root buds.

  2. Place in water for two weeks to form roots.

  3. Growth should happen in the first few months but it’ll be 2-3 before it’s ready to harvest.



Everyone loves eating food they grew, and it’s also great for the environment! Have fun regrowing your garden!



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