Sunday, October 15, 2017

Vegetables you can regrow

BASIL

You can regrow basil by putting the basil stems with leaf nodes in a glass of water and placing them in a sunny spot. Wait for the roots to grow about 2 inches long and then transfer them in pots.


Romaine Lettuce

 Cut end off store bought romaine, jam into dirt, water, and leave.  Doesn't get much faster than that.

 

CARROTS 

 

 HOW TO GROW A CARROT TOP

  1. Select fresh carrots (not baby carrots) that sport a little green on the top.
  2. Cut off the top 2 inches from the crown of one or more carrots.
  3. Place the tops in a shallow saucer, cut side down.
  4. Add water so that half of the carrot top is submerged in the water.
  5. Place the saucer on a windowsill where it will get light.
  6. Add water to the saucer as needed to keep the tops from drying out.
The carrot tops will sprout in about 1-2 weeks. then plant in the ground






GREEN ONIONS

 

The technique is pretty simple. Take your green onions,  cut off the green stalks from the bulb leaving about an inch of the bulb. Put the bulbs in a small glass with just enough water to cover the bottom of the bulb. Leave somewhere sunny for about 10days, changing the water regularly. Cut off the green shoots and repeat.
Voilà! free food. Obviously you will need a few glasses running at a time to ensure a plentiful supply for the kitchen.


GARLIC

HOW TO GET STARTED
Place the budding clove or whole bulb in a small cup or bowl.  Using a clear container really helps you see when the water needs to be changed and you can watch the roots grow.  Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the cup and touches just the bottom of the cloves.  Do not submerge the cloves or the water will become cloudy, smelly and the cloves will begin to rot.  Not good.
The garlic cloves will begin producing roots very quickly after a few days.  It's good practice to change out the little bit water in the cup or bowl when it begins to look slightly cloudy, which is every couple of days.  Soil is not required because the green shoots rising up are getting all their nutrients from the individual cloves.  Plenty of light and fresh water will do nicely.
You can begin harvesting garlic sprouts when the shoots are 3-inches tall; there could be 2 to 3 shoots growing out of each clove.  Try not to remove more than a third of the growing blades.  The green blades capture energy from the sun to grow taller.  Much like a green onion, garlic sprouts grow from within the a single sprout.  Cutting the main sprout back down to the clove will not produce more shoots.  sprouts will grow as tall as 10-inches if left alone.
HOW TO HARVEST
Use sharp kitchen scissors to snip off just what you need for your recipe. Two-inches of a sprouts blade can roughly make 1 tablespoon of sprouts.
HOW TO USE GARLIC SPROUTS
Ideally, their flavor is best appreciated eaten fresh.  Garlic sprouts are excellent on top of baked potatoes, green salads, vegetable salads, or stirred into egg salads, pasta salads, dips, and as a quick garnish over hummus or guacamole.


CELERY



You can regrow celery by cutting off the base of the celery and placing it in a bowl of warm water in a sunny spot. The new leaves in the middle of the base will begin to grow and thicken in 5 to 7 days. Then you can transfer it to a pot with soil.



Cilantro

 You can regrow cilantro by placing the stems in a glass of water. When the roots are long enough, you can transfer them to a pot with soil in a sunny spot. It will take a few months for a harvest

 

 

Sweet Potato

 You can regrow sweet potato by placing it in a jar of water in direct sunlight and letting it sprout. Then plant the well-rooted sprouts in soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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