If you love fresh home-grown vegetables here are some of the best ones you can grow again: celery carrots bok choy basil lettuce and romaine lettuce. Other vegetables you can re-grow from kitchen scraps include lettuce bok choy sweet potato and Romaine lettuce. With proper care these vegetables will produce a steady supply of vegetables.
Growing celery from scraps is a fun and easy way to use up your vegetable garden waste. Simply place a few scraps in a shallow container with a little water and within a week you'll notice regrowing leaves. Harvest these as you need them or plant them in your garden for another crop. Celery is one of the easiest vegetables to grow again. Once they have sprouted leaves you can transplant them into soil and watch them grow.
After planting celery seeds be sure to water the plants frequently to avoid dehydration. Once you have the plants growing side-dress them with compost aged manure coffee grounds and 5-10-10 fertilizer to give them the best start. Celery plants need a soil pH between 5.8 and 6.8. They also need sunny well-drained soil that doesn't drain too quickly.
For a fresher taste blanch the celery stalks first. You can use the center part of the celery stalk to grow tenderer stems. Cut off a few inches from the base of the stalk which contains nutrients for the new stalks. Plant the stems in a shallow bowl filled with water and change it once a day. After eight days plant them in soil.
If you are tired of eating the same salad every week why not grow your own romaine lettuce? This simple vegetable can be grown in small bowls or ramekins filled with water and placed on a windowsill. After seven to ten days you can harvest the lettuce heads and replant them in your garden. This way you will always have fresh lettuce to enjoy. Growing lettuce can be fun for kids and will save you a lot of money on pots.
Seedlings need a moist rich soil. A little bit of compost will boost the soil. Plant seedlings in rows at least six inches apart. Make sure they are properly spaced to ensure they receive ample light. Once they reach about six inches tall thin them to a few inches apart. When they grow and start sprouting transplant them into larger containers. If you don't have a garden you can still start growing romaine lettuce from seed.
The leaves of romaine lettuce are a great target for pests. Because the entire plant is edible you should avoid spraying them. While pests like slugs and rabbits can be kept at bay with raised beds ladybugs are an effective pest control alternative. Another way to protect romaine lettuce is to grow it in a container. You can also place the container under a garden shade cloth to protect it from the sun.
The best part of having a garden is that you can grow some of your favorite fruits and vegetables again. It is even possible to regrow a few of them each year which is great for reducing your food bill. Some of the easiest vegetables to grow again are celery and green onions. Simply cut the base of these plants off and place them in a bowl of water with the right amount of sunlight. Within a week you can transplant these vegetables into pots and enjoy fresh tasty veggies again.
Onions can be grown from scraps. Just cut off about an inch of the root and plant it in a glass of water. The new sprouts will come from the center of the onion. Leeks can also be regrowst from their bulbs. After planting them in the water they can be transferred to containers with soil and watered regularly. You can use the sprouts to grow more. You can also try growing bok choy basil and chives.
Carrots are great for growing indoors. You can simply cut the root off and plant it in a pot with water. Within two to three weeks you'll see roots sprouting. Lemongrass is another herb that grows in containers. It needs a lot of light and water but it will grow in water. This herb has similar requirements to lemongrass and can be grown easily in pots. Just remember that it is important to keep the plants moist and in a sunny spot so they don't dry out.
If you're unable to use your garden space you can grow your own carrots in water. The root portion of the carrot can be planted in a glass of water. The stem of the carrot should be exposed to indirect sunlight. Once the roots develop transplant the cutting into a small pot and place it in a sunny window. To ensure proper watering add water to the glass as needed.
Once the soil has been prepared you can plant the carrot cuttings. You can do this directly into the garden but it is recommended to do so in a pot so that the roots can be easily accessed. Carrots prefer direct sunlight and cold weather so you should make sure your soil contains plenty of organic matter. During winter plant your carrot cuttings indoors. In warm weather plant them outdoors in full shade.
If you've accidentally cut the root of a carrot don't worry: you can still regrow it in the garden. The top of the carrot is edible and you can use it in a pesto recipe or to garnish your favorite dish. Carrots' white flowers are edible and you can cut off the tops and add them to your soups and other dishes. It doesn't look as pretty as the original but they're still delicious!
This cool weather plant is one of the easiest to grow in the home garden. Kale contains high levels of vitamin A and C and is an excellent source of dietary fiber. Kale can be grown as a transplant or direct seed. Whether it is grown outdoors or indoors kale grows well and can be harvested in just a couple of weeks. Kale can tolerate frost and the leaves can be harvested as early as six weeks after the first frost. In general kale is not tolerant of hot weather and will grow bitter. Harvesting kale leaves is not difficult and if the plants grow well they will regrow and provide more for the following harvest.
When choosing a variety of kale to grow look for one with long thin leaves. Choose a variety that will tolerate both cold and heat well. Flat-leafed kale is popular because it is tender. Curly kale is disease and pest resistant. If you're growing kale in a container you can use Toscano as a substitute.
As a cold weather crop kale is perfect for growing year-round. It can grow to be quite large and can be harvested every two to three weeks. You can also mix it with other crops in your garden. Kale will grow in two years and will not need to be transplanted every year. And because it doesn't require a lot of space it's an excellent vegetable for the home garden.
You can easily replant your carrot tops into your garden. You can use a small glass or ceramic pie plate for this purpose. Simply cut the carrot tops off the root end and place them in a shallow glass or ceramic pot. Make sure to regularly water them. Afterward you should notice sprouts starting to appear on your carrot tops. They'll stay good for as long as you keep them moist.
The top of carrots can be used in cooking and in pesto. It tastes like a mix between a carrot and parsley. Use the greens raw or cook them in dishes including soup and sautee. You can also save the seeds and plant them in your garden. If you have a large garden try replanting carrot tops in a container with indirect sunlight.
The root portion of the plant is called a radicle. It is the first root to absorb the soil's moisture and nutrients. Once the seedling is planted the radicle grows and sets seeds the following spring. As temperatures rise in spring the plant produces seeds. The carrot shoot develops into a flowering stem as it matures. This process can take up to a year and can be harvested several times.