How to Regrow Vegetables – A Guide

By | June 17, 2014

Regrow your Veggies

Don't throw it, grow it!  Book.

You know how those leftover scraps just get thrown away in the trash?  What if you could turn them into a beautiful house plant?  Or, in some cases, even next month’s food?  Wouldn’t it be great to have a guide that teaches how to regrow vegetables?

Yes, this is a real possibility.  Imagine just shopping for your some of your vegetables ONE TIME and then regrowing them from that point on.  How much money would you save?  How much knowledge would you gain?

In this article, I am going to write about resources that teach how to regrow vegetables and other food plants.

The Basic Premise of Regrowing your Vegetables

The stuff we throw away is often the stuff that grows the vegetables.  The seeds, roots and pits.  The key is learning how to cultivate these parts in a way that will produce plants, and in some cases, food!  It should be well understood that not all of these will produce food.  Some will, but others will only grow the plant.

The Book: Don’t Throw It, Grow It!

Magic and wonder hide in unexpected places — a leftover piece of ginger, a wrinkled potato left too long in its bag, a humdrum kitchen spice rack. In Don’t Throw It, Grow It! Deborah Peterson reveals the hidden possibilities in everyday foods.

Peterson, former president of the American Pit Gardening Society, shows how common kitchen staples — pits, nuts, beans, seeds, and tubers — can be coaxed into lush, vibrant houseplants that are as attractive as they are fascinating. With Peterson’s help, a sweet potato turns into a blooming vine; chickpeas transform into cheery hanging baskets; the humble beet becomes a dramatic centerpiece; and gingerroot grows into a 3-foot, bamboo-like stalk. In some cases the transformation happens overnight!

Don’t Throw It, Grow It! offers growing instructions for 68 plants in four broad categories — vegetables; fruits and nuts; herbs and spices; and more exotic plants from ethnic markets. The book is enhanced with beautiful illustrations, and its at-a-glance format makes it a quick and easy reference. Best of all, every featured plant can be grown in a kitchen, making this handy guide a must-have for avid gardeners and apartment-dwellers alike.  Amazon.Com.

Don’t Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps, by Deborah Peterson is $7.65 as a kindle edition, and less than a buck more as a hard copy.

Growing Your Own

Growing your own food is a basic principle of self-reliance and one of the wisest things you can learn to do.  Personally, I have always enjoyed food from my own garden many times more than food from a grocery store.  I can’t explain it, it is just better.  It tastes better, and it just feels better to know that I grew it myself.

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