Happy Earth Day! This Earth Day celebrate the outdoors from inside! Recycle food scraps to grow vegetables. All you need is vegetable scraps, water, and a little sunlight. Re-sprouting your vegetables is easy and helps stretch your grocery budget! Place them on your windowsill to instill a sense of hope and wonder to watch something grow.
Re-grow these vegetables by placing the root-side down in a small amount of water:
Bok Choy: Cut off the base. Place root-side down in water.
Celery: Cut 2 inches away from the root end of the stalk. Place in 1 inch of water.
Fennel: Cut 1 inch away from the roots before placing in water.
Garlic Chives: This is the green that grows out of garlic. Take an unpeeled garlic clove and put in a dish. Only partly cover the clove with water.
Green Onion or Scallions: Place the bottom (white part with the roots) in a tall glass. Fill with 1 inch of water.
Leeks: Cut 2 inches away from the white root end before placing in water.
Romaine Lettuce: Cut off a half inch away from the bottom of the head of lettuce before placing in water.
- Change the vegetable’s water every day or two.
- Make sure no pieces fall off into the water.
- The size of the container should be around the same size as the food you’re growing. Try using glass jars, old yogurt containers, or coffee cans.
- You can re-grow many of the same vegetables. Just make sure you don’t crowd them.
- Avoid placing your vegetables near or on a heating or cooling unit.