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6 Veggies You Can Regrow On Your Windowsill
It's the trend that's taken over the internet: Regrowing green onions. It's easy and it's surprisingly entertaining to check their growth each morning. It's also another smart way to combat food waste. But green onions (aka scallions) aren't the only thing you can regrow from the roots! Here are six veggies that grow with just a little water, sunlight, and, in some cases, soil.
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Green onions are the fastest plants to regrow. And they're the easiest! Simply place the root plus about 1" of the white part into a shallow bowl or jar. Fill it with enough water to reach about halfway up the white part. Change the water every 2 to 3 days. You'll start to see growth by the very next day and you'll have usable greens around the 1 week mark!
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To regrow romaine and other lettuces, place the roots in a jar of water and fill with at least 1" of water. After a few days leaves will start to grow. At this point, transfer the roots to soil to fully thrive.
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Cabbage regrows just the same as romaine. Save a stump from the cabbage with the roots and place in 1" of water. After leaves start to sprout transfer to soil.
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Leeks are related to green onions so it should be no surprise they can be regrown in the same way (and just as easily). Cut off the root and about 2" of the white part. Regrow in a jar with water reaching halfway up the leek. Leeks will take longer to grow because they are much larger than green onions. Don't forget to change the water every 2 to 3 days!
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Cut off the root end of a carrot and place it in a small bowl of water, cut side-down. The carrot itself will not regrow but the leaves will! The greens can be used as garnish, in a salad, or could even be turned into a pesto. Be sure to change out the water every couple of days.
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Celery is also similar to romaine or cabbage. Cut off the root end of an entire stalk and place the root in 1" of water. After leaves start to sprout, give the celery about a week to strengthen in the water, changing the water every couple of days. Then it's time to replant in soil! You can use the leaves in salads or as a garnish, just like carrot tops.