Sunday, March 30, 2014

Regrow 7 Foods From Scraps

It's been a few months since I have been on my P&G Everyday site. While browsing through the articles I came across how we can regrow food from scraps.  Yes, I know that does not sound appealing at all.  But, after reading, you can seriously save so much money on your grocery bill each month, just by re-growing the produce you have already bought. I'm all for saving money on groceries!

Celery: Cut the bottom inch off of a stalk of celery and place it in a bowl with the cut side facing up.  Put a little water in the bottom of the bowl, and place in a sunny place.  After a few days, roots and leaves will start to form. At this point, plant it outside in the garden or transfer to a larger pot.

Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes: Use about a quarter of a potato ( a piece with two root eyes is ideal). Keep it inside to watch to ensure it sprouts, or place directly into the garden with the eye side up.

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Ginger: Use a piece of ginger with a knob, or one with an arm sticking out the the main body of the root. Soak the root over, then bury it in a pot of rich soil with good drainage.  Be sure to keep the soil most. Ginger does best in the shade or as a houseplant.  It cannot tolerate cold weather or drought.  If given the right conditions, giver is very easy to grow.

Green Onions: Cut off the bulb and roots and place the roots down in a glass of water overnight.  Replant outside or in a large pot the next day.  It will start growing quickly.

Leeks: Cut the bulb off like you would with the green onions, and place it in a shallow glass of water.  Change the water and wash the roots once a week.  Harvest fresh leeks when they're big enough to eat.

Romaine Lettuce:  Cut off the bottom inch of a head of romaine lettuce. Place it's roots down into a shallow glass of water, and new leaves will grow from the top.

Garlic: Plant a single clove of garlic root side down into a few inches of potting soil.  Once shoots start sprouting, cut them back so the bulb will be able to grow.  Eventually you will have a fresh garlic bulb.  Use a clove off the new bulb to start growing another for later.

For more great tips from this article, and other articles on how to grow your own food, please visit P&G Everyday. It is an amazing website!

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