Updated: Jun 2
Do you feel like winter is never going to end? Are you anxiously waiting to get back in the garden? Well don't wait on the spring thaw to get your grow on! Grow your own vegetables with just some scraps and water!
Growing your own vegetables in water will cut down your grocery bill, plus you don’t need a green thumb to do it. This will take a bit of time, but you will find a great sense of satisfaction from growing your own food. This is something the whole family can participate in too.
There are many foods that you can grow in water, but some of them will have to be eventually transplanted. However, there are some vegetables you can grow from scraps with water and water alone:
Romaine tends to regrow the best but green leaf and red leaf can be successful as well. Simply cut the end off a head of lettuce and place it in a shallow bowl of water. In as little as 3 days, you will see new growth in the center. Within 2 weeks, you will have a whole new head of lettuce!
Cut about 2 inches off the bottom of a stalk of celery and place it in a shallow bowl of water, just like you would with lettuce. You should see new growth from the center within 3 to 4 days.
Green OnionSave about 1 inch of the bottom of your green onion plus the roots. Place in a small skinny glass with water. Growth will happen within as little as 2 days.
To regrow fennel, you need the roots. Cut about an inch of the base and keep the roots in tact. Place in a small bowl with about a cup of water in direct sunlight.
Place the root end of the cabbage in a shallow bowl of water. It will regrow from the center just like lettuce and celery. Harvest the cabbage on the small side for the best flavour.
To avoid foods getting moody and slimy, don’t use too much water. You only need about enough water to cover the roots for most vegetables. About ½ an inch of water is a good amount.
Check your water every 2 to 3 days. This is to make sure there is enough water and any pieces that mat have fallen off don’t have the opportunity to slime up the container.
The size of the container should be proportionate to the food that is being grown in it.
We wish you all the best with your regrowth endeavours!