Food Health

10 Vegetables You Can Buy Once and Regrow Forever

Vegetables

Following a diet rich in vegetables is very important as they provide a  source of vitamins and minerals.

The only disadvantage of fresh vegetables is that they spoil very fast. Have you ever imagined that there is a solution to this? You can grow your own vegetables at home. This method is very simple and economical.

Have a look at this list of vegetables that can be regrown at home in your own garden:

Asparagus 

Asparagus is an early spring vegetable. The seeds require a few years in order to mature, but using its crowns is a faster way of growing this vegetable. Make sure you keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. In waterlogged conditions, the asparagus will rot.

Garlic 

Use garlic to regrow sprouts. One little clove gives you more than 10 garlic cloves. Add them to your favorite salads, pasta and other dishes.

After they sprout, put them in a glass with some water. Keep the glass on the windowsill. You can also keep it outside. Once they reach a couple of inches, replant the sprouts. Use a larger pot and make sure the soil is fertile. After a few days, the first leaves will start appearing. Wait until the leaves go brown and start falling, and pick the garlic.

Carrots

In order to regrow carrots, use carrot tops. Put them in a dish with some water. Keep the dish on a windowsill. You can also keep the dish in a well-lit room. If their taste is bitter to you, sweeten them with vinegar and mix with garlic. Add them to salads.

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Bok Choy 

Bok choy is a Chinese leafy-cabbage. Put the root ends of this cabbage in some water. Keep them in a well-lit room. Leave them like that for a couple of weeks. After that, transfer the vegetable to a pot with soil.

Romaine Lettuce 

Grow romaine lettuce from the bottom of a lettuce head. Put stumps of it in a half inch of water. When the first roots and leaves start  growing, replant it into the garden. You can also replant it in a pot with soil. Use the same instructions for regrowing cabbages too.

Scallions 

In order to regrow new vegetables, use the roots of the scallions. All you have to do is place an inch of the scallions attached to the root in a glass of water. Keep the glass in a well-lit room. Soon, you will notice the first new scallions. They will be ready to pick them up when they get to about 4-6 inches long.

Celery 

Use the celery bottoms. Then, cut off the base and put it in a shallow bowl or saucer in the sun. The leaves will start appearing in the middle of the base. After 3 days, replant them in soil.

Cilantro 

Place the stems of cilantro in a glass of water, and the new ones will start growing. When they become longer, transfer them into a pot with soil. Keep the pot in a room with ample lighting. New plants will be regrown in a couple of months.

Basil

Use basil clippings with stems of 3-4 inches long. Put them in a glass of water. Expose the glass to a direct sunlight. Once the roots get to about 2 inches long, plant them in pots. Make sure you water the basil regularly.

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Globe Artichoke 

They should be harvested when they unfurl to reveal fuzzy purple flowers. This plant requires a moist, well-drained soil and sunlight.

First, amend the soil with 2 inches of compost. Plant 24-36 inches artichokes apart in rows. About 36 inches apart should be placed in a well-drained soil. Expose the plant to sunlight.

Fertilize the soil with a high-nitrogen fertilizer every month. Artichoke are usually harvested in spring, but you can also harvest them during fall. The flower buds should be harvested when the bud is not opened. Also, the stalk should be completely extended.

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