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6 Kitchen Scraps You Can Regrow in Water 
6 Kitchen Scraps You Can Regrow in Water 

 

We all have scraps of food that we throw away everyday. Some of these food scraps can actually be regrown with only water! Here's 6 of our favorite store-bought items that we love to regrow for both decoration and consumption:

 

Avocado

  1. To grow an avocado in water from seed, you first need to take the pit out of the middle of the avocado, wash it, and let it dry.
  2. Once dry, insert 3 toothpicks into the side of the avocado. Make sure to evenly space these around the circumference of the seed.
  3. Fill up a glass of water and suspend the avocado seed with the toothpicks setting on the top of the glass. Make sure the seed is placed wide end down, with 1 inch of the seed submerged in water.
  4. Keep out of direct sunlight and replenish the water as needed.
  5. You should see roots and a sprout within 2-6 weeks (if you’ve followed all of these steps correctly and still do not see anything, try another seed and start over).
  6. Once your avocado the stem reaches about 6 inches tall, cut it back about 3 inches. When the leaves grow back again, plant in a draining pot with rich soil, leaving the seed half-way exposed. 
  7. Water well, making sure the soil is moist but never saturated.
  8. Now sit back and wait just 10-15 years and you will have an avocado tree producing enough avocados to fuel your avocado toast obsession ( ;

Lettuce

  1. To regrow a head of lettuce, first cut the lettuce leaves off the stem (if you haven’t used it already) and place the stem in a dish of water covering about 1 inch.
  2. Set in a sunny window or under a grow light.
  3. Check each day and keep the water at the same level. You should see new sprouts after about 3 days.
  4. Let grow until the lettuce grows to your desired height. Snip off your desired harvest and enjoy a fresh new head of lettuce!
  5. You can even try continuing the same process again to grow bottomless lettuce heads!


Garlic

  1. Garlic sprouts have a little lighter taste of garlic than the cloves, and are similar to green onions in appearance.
  2. To grow garlic sprouts, place a garlic clove in a small jar or plate and add enough water to cover the bottom of the clove.
  3. Place on a windowsill and within a few days you should start to see roots.
  4. Once the sprouts rise up to about 3 inches tall, you can cut off about ⅓ of the shoot and consume!

 

Celery

  1. To regrow a stalk of celery, cut the celery about 2 inches of the bottom where the roots are.
  2. Place 4 toothpicks in the celery scrap root, about halfway in the middle.
  3. Fill a small jar with water until it is up covering the bottom of the celery about ½ inch.
  4. Place in an area that receives some indirect natural light.
  5. Change the water every few days and make sure the celery root end is always submerged.
  6. Now sit back and watch it regrow!

Green Onion

  1. Green onion is the easiest kitchen scrap to grow because they come from the store with the roots still attached.
  2. When you cook with your green onion, make sure to cut the onions a few inches above the roots.
  3. To regrow from your scraps, place the saved bulbs roots down in a small container with just enough water to cover the roots.
  4. Place near a sunny windowsill and change the water every few days.
  5. Now sit back and watch it regrow!

Pineapple

  1. If you plan to regrow a store-bought pineapple, make sure to twist the top of the pineapple off prior to cutting into it for consumption - this method takes just the right about of pineapple needed for regrowth.
  2. Next, pull off the bottom leaves around the base so it has lots of room for roots to grow.
  3. Once the base is cleared, make a straight cut at the base to slice off any fruit that is still attached.
  4. Poke 3 toothpicks in the top just above where it will sit in the water.
  5. Fill a jar with water up to the point where it will cover the bottom of the pineapple scrap.
  6. Sit the pineapple top down into the water covering the bottom.
  7. Place near a sunny windowsill and change the water every few days.
  8. Now sit back and watch it grow its roots. Once the roots are established, you can transplant it outside in soil and let it keep growing!

 

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