Are you looking for creative ways to cut down on your grocery bill? There are many vegetables which sprout roots as soon as you put them in water.Doing this is not only a great way to cut down on costs, but is also an easy way to ensure you never run out of fresh nutrients. Here’s a list of vegtables that you can multiply at home.
If you cut off the top part of a carrot and leave it in water, it will begin to sprout and (eventually) grow back again.
Most recipes only require a couple of pieces of this crisper staple. If you hate repurchasing celery once your previous head has gone bad, try regrowing it by cutting off the base and placing it in a shallow bowl of water in the sun. Once the leaves start to appear after approximately three days, transfer the plant to soil and watch it grow.
Much like onions, ginger root can be easily planted into the soil to regrow. However, the process takes a bit longer. It can take a few months for a ginger root to sprout and you’ll have to wait 8-10 months to harvest a fully grown bulb.
6. Cilantro and Basil
It’s not surprising that these herbs are perfect for regrowing at home. These leafy greens can grow roots if the stems are placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot. In only a few weeks new sprigs will grow, and in a few months, you’ll have a full plant.
7. Romaine Lettuce
Cut off half a head of romaine lettuce, submerge it in water and then leave it for a few days. You’ll see the lettuce begin to grow again with new leaves appearing. Once you see the new leaves grow, replant the romaine lettuce in the ground and see it grow.
8. Bok Choy
Similar to romaine lettuce, this Asian cooking staple can be regrown by placing the root in water and in a well-lit area. After about two weeks, you see it starting to grow leaves. Then you can transplant it into a pot or into a garden to give it a fertile environment to finish growing.
9. Hot Peppers
Harvest the seeds of your favorite spicy peppers and then plant them in soil in a sunny area. Not only are they easy and low-maintenance to grow, but these peppers also tend to grow fast. Once you have a new crop, save those seeds so you can grow another batch.
Avocados are one of the most time consuming vegetables to grow at home as they require a lot of attention and can take anywhere between five to thirteen years to produce avocados. If you’re feeling ambitious and want to try, here’s how you can grow your own avocado tree at home.