I have only done green onions. Enjoy, and don’t give up, if you love gardening, like me. You cut it off and use it…….does the same root base keep growing more after or does it yield more lettuce only once? I will be able to plant them outside in the next week or two because we live in Canada and our growing season is quite short. But can definitely plant a few green onions and the lettuce butt from a living head of butter lettuce. Gen – you’ll get a half head of romaine in about a few weeks. Difficulty: Easy. it’s amazing to see. P. I also live in mid Florida and killed everything last year due to the heat in the summer. Well, the quick answer to that is – all of them. It’s best to go with about one-third what the bag recommends since there’s no soil to obstruct it. I shared this on my blog, lots of credit to you of course! Moral of the story – I didn’t do what was best for my situation. Outdoors, in containers, and by the hydroponic method. If you’re crafty, you’ll find it to be fun. I ended up with way more than I needed and spent a ton of money on soil just to have all but two of the plants die with the little old lady next door unintentionally killed them by trying to “help” me. Sure, there are plenty more that can START in water and then be transplanted to soil. They were used a lot. Do I have to explain further? Once they start to grow new leaf, the stem will start to rot. Thanks! Lettuce and celery grows best in. As the stalks grow add more height to the collar or replace with a taller one. After 3 or 4 years, divide clumps in the spring for even more onion goodness in your garden! Going to try this next time i get one of these veggies! you don’t recommend changing the water regularly? I’ve been doing this for green onions in both water and dirt….they both do equally well though the water method takes up a lot less space. There are a lot of factors that may affect your growing efforts, like the chemicals in your water supply and so on and so on. This half will start to bloom later in summer and then I'll repeat the cycle. Geting older, gardening is a good hobby to start with; bussy gardeners could avoid lots of bad hobbies like smoking and gambling. I use an organic hydroponic mix. I’ve also tried the lettuce in water several times and once the greens appear, the lettuce suddenly rots and I have to throw the new start away. It’s just a simple way to get a little bit extra of what you’re already buying. And celery. I have romaine and celery started now. If I was serious about regrowing and adding to my garden, I’d transplant for sure. And plastic seems like it could be iffy too. NOT. But be very careful And Observant. So, what plants are you going to grow? Chives grow best in full sun, though they will tolerate light shade. This is one the best article i have ever seen in my life you are inspiration for youth keep continue these type of articles thank you. Can I then plant in dirt .I tried the water to little coming up. Thanks for all the info!! Hi Jebbica, absolutely! I’ve had success regrowing green onions and celery this way. I’ve been MEANING to do this for far too long but I’m thinking THIS is the year I MUST do so and get myself into the habit of eating far healthier than I have been (NOT that I have Been eating junk foods, but just need to concentrate ON doing better.). They are very sweet and delicious. What and when is the best way to do this? Thanks for the question. This is a BRILLIANT idea, really! I use a lot of green onion in cooking, salads and my fave, home made guacamole. There’s plenty more vegetables that will regrow using just a small scrap of the original food. We LOVED Central America when we visited – it’s so beautiful! I’ve only tried the green onion:). I NEED them for salads and I am from India. If I want something a little stronger than chives but not as strong as onions I use scallions. Hi Aimee! Does it need to be kept in the refrigerator while it’s regrowing? You can regrow multiples of the same plant as long as you’re not overcrowding the area. ANd Plant away. I buy them at Home Depot. yum!! I have one on water and leaVierves about 5 inch tall, should be planted on soil? I know I’m not going to get huge regrowth at a time (I’m only here for 15-week shifts) but I’m going to see what I can get in that short period with the equatorial sun streaming through my windows! Has anyone had success with metal mixing bowls? I can hardly wait for a fall meal grown from FREE seeds. Tiffany, do you know how liquid fertilizers (ie Miracle Grow) hold up in terms of organically grown vs chemically treated food? Hi Simon – when I regrow from scraps, I don’t transplant to soil. I mean, stick the plant in water and watch it grow. @Gary roos Adding to what Tiffany and Shea said, If you take care of them long enough they will even multiply. With three toddlers in the house, the amount of effort it takes to grow something in soil is just too much right now! This is so fun! Really sad about not being able to do it much anymore. You won’t get much when you regow Farid, so the point isn’t necessarily to get a ton of nutrients, but to really get the most you can out of the food you buy. Hi MaryAnn! Ideal growing conditions for chives: pH: 6.1–6.8; EC: 1.8–2.2; 12+ hrs light; Temperature: 65–80º F; Chives are a tough crop that will survive a wide range of temperatures and can even go without water for a while without it impacting quality. News flash: all plant food crops are produced from their seed. Question. Wow, great tips! Because of balance issues, you need to keep the size of the adult plant in mind when making your choices. I’ve done this with garlic and celery before, works great! But don’t plant a whole head of garlic unless you want a LOT of garlic. Where do you go in the winter. Preferred pH Range. Better yet, make this amazing carrot top pesto and stop spending money on store-bought! Thanks. Tip: Garlic starts to lose it pungent flavor when the shoots grow, so if you find a rogue clove in your fridge or pantry starting to shoot, place it in a cup of water to grow chives instead of throwing the clove away! right now, and they are pretty much the easiest herb to grow. This easy propagation technique involves snipping a stem from a mature herb plant, putting the cutting in water, and waiting until it grows new roots. Just enough to cover the base. Chives are relatively problem-free, but let’s cover the possibilities for trouble so can … Don’t reuse cooking water. I put them in a saucer and added water every time I saw them get low. But every single time I’ve tried doing this, the veggies end up getting moldy. And my black thumbs aren’t the only reason I’ve been hesitant to garden. I have a beautiful old blue glass vase that would be perfect (and gorgeous) and yet fear it’s dark enough to inhibit photosynthesis. Thanks! I had no idea this many veggies could be grown in water. Before planting, incorporate 4 to 6 inches of well-composted organic matter. Even if I just get a bit of the yummy leafy stuff, I can surely add it to soups! If this is so simple how come it isn’t done by everyone? I currently have a strawberry patch starting from a few seeds I planted earlier… seeds I cut off the outside of a strawberry I ate. I get them free as they throw them away. How to Blanch Greens // DIY Celery Powder // How to Keep Fruit (and Vegetables) Fresh Longer. We’ll see how that works out. Maybe 3-4 days then just set it down into soil. Even if it’s a few leaves of lettuce to scoop your tuna salad with, you can regrow food you didn’t have before and won’t have to buy. Might need to recruit someone w/muscle power to place these or to fill w/soil, but love gardening this way. Suggest getting a full spectrum light if sunlight is minimal. New growth begins from the center in 3-4 days. It is all organic as no chemicals can be added or it will kill the fish. Yes, you can start a pineapple indoors. I believe you should cut the bottom of the yogurt cup out, so the soil which falls into the cup can act as a conduit for the water below to travel upward toward the plant roots??????? I now have a beautiful, huge, green plant (unfortunately a type of deadly nightshade and not edible itself) growing in a 1×4 planter. My husband had the same question but I figure the nutrients from the head are depleted to continue the new growth. I’m thinking glass would be best, but other than jars there aren’t a lot of glass containers that can be sacrificed in our house. We’ve started plants from cuttings like this forever, but now it’s becoming the “cool” thing to do. I am 75, a widow but quite active and love adventures. Yes! The nutrients might not be as dense or as “good” as you say, but it’ll still be better than half the processed junk on store shelves! The bottom is the rounder part of the seed. Wonder if this can be done indoors? You can’t regrow an actual carrot, but you can regrow the carrot tops! Great post Tiffany. Garlic is the easiest to grow. Thank you in advance for any help! Oh, well next time. I *think* the tops are just called Garlic Greens or Onion Greens? Placing something to just slightly hold the celery bottom out of the water will prevent mould. Thanks Tiffany. These chives grow anywhere from 8–12 inches (20.3–30.5 cm) in length, and are brig… People having problems – it could be your container, your water, or you may not be changing the water often enough. Regards Melinda (RSA). if you just want greens you can leave the root in the water. But each individual clove grows a whole head. I haven’t had to replant onions for 2-3 years. I planted mine a few weeks ago and now have nice sized sprouts outside. And you don’t need a lot of space to grow these herbs and plants. My shop bought parsnips have started to root from the side. It would save me a lot of money if I am able to regrow it in my house. Growing the same vegetable over and over in the same soil depletes a finite set of nutrients peculiar to that plant. Both garlic and onion chives will thrive in a full sun to partially shaded position, provided they are protected from strong winds. This is awesome. I did a search for grow veggies and here it was. Mine has had long stems with leaves coming off them. I bought a gorgeous hydrangea and it died. #5 Thyme – Growing Herbs Indoors. If you core a full sized onion rather than slicing off the root end (use a paring knife to cut a cone shape with the roots) you can plant that too, again leaving the top exposed so it won’t rot. I have to drive 10 kms for lettuce only. Here are some suggestions for herbs. Hi Tiffany, great article. This is the first time I’ve ever tried to grow anything. Chives are incredibly easy to maintain. I have managed to regrown celery successfully. I have the best luck with green peppers red peppers Have to hold it up with a stick. You should start seeing some little hairy sprouts starting from the tip of the stem in a week or so, though. I’m regrowing celery and saw on another website to eventually place it in soil after about a week. Try large pots on wheeled carts, trollies or in wagons you can move around to best yard spots. Can’t wait for the lettuce, green onions and celery, to start…clearing off a windowsill tomorrow…. Oh, those wonderful mason jars. Once they are 2 – 3 inches with tender leaves you can transfer them in a large 12″ x 12″ x 24″ pot with soil to form a good bush of lemongrass which has fibrous roots spreading all over inside the pot so each time of harvesting be sure to empty the entire pot of soil after stopping the watering 2 days ahead. Place the cutting stems in a clear jar of water. Required fields are marked *. Place in a glass with water and you’ll have a never-ending supply of fresh green onion! Watered consistently. If that means I’m growing my tomato plant in a gallon jar or even jug or bottle, then so what. And of course, you can save the seeds/pits from apples, cherries, lemons, nectarines, peaches, peppers (sweet and hot), plums, pumpkins and tomatoes to grow your own new vegetables! I have celery and leaf lettuce to try growing, but still debating on containers. What kind of light is required? 2. Hang it on a well lit north wall and put mason jars in each of the shoe sleeves. I keep mine inside on the either the kitchen table or kitchen, and both have partial indirect light. I encourage you to try again anytime you buy lettuce. You don’t want the soil to dry out too much between watering. , I know that lettuce is generally not all that nutrient-rich, but does regrowing lettuce without soil further minimize the nutritional value?. I place mine outside In a sunny spot. I’ve tried celery several times, but the root always ends up rotting. Monitor your transplants closely. Water Well: Chives grow in clusters of small bulbs that are close to the soil line. How to grow green onions indoors from water is a video on growing green onions indoors in water. I would like to transplant it into soil. It’s your place to be inspired, be motivated, and stay on track with your clean eating goals. I consider it a fun experiment that I enjoy watching. Chives and garlic chives are relatives of garlic and onion and leek and shallot, but not same thing. Thanks for sharing this! It loves the spring so let's get planting. All growing inside in January. Or at least most of them. I have noticed that the onions don’t mind being crowded together (especially when they replant themselves from a flower head) so I don’t fuss with thinning them. Glad you are spreading the word about this and hope that others out there are inspired, even if just a little. Get weekly accountability, monthly meal plans and swap recipe ideas with fellow foodies in Clean Eating Club! Has anyone tasted the results of what is grown? LOL – my dad thought it was pretty neat to see ours on our table too. …and GROWING LETTUCE now, too ! Also it would behoove you to know what soil to plant the potential foods in. Too much water. Interesting premise, perhaps the charcoal makes the difference. Water your newly planted chives well, and place the pot in an area that gets at least six hours of sun daily. Happy to share this also. Use your imagination. They are one of the first herbs to pop up in the spring garden, they are in season (and blooming!) The fish also grow of course which you can eat too! Helen, How did you start? I tried this with leaf lettuce and all I got were thin shoots on the sides. I’ve heard romaine re-grows best, but I’ve had success with green leaf and red leaf lettuce too. It's time to trim the flowering part when the chives have bloomed. This water thing excites me tremendously. Generically speaking, plants  that are smaller grow best in mason jars, since that was the topic of the day, but there’s always room for making do with what you want. A water soluble fertilizer at half strength may be applied twice per month; heavier doses may weaken the taste of the chives. If you stick a bulb in the ground, update us with out it’s going!! I’m a good cook but a horrible gardener…I have killed everything I ever planted. You can even create simple hydroponic systems with bottles. Little ways to save money really do add up to bigger savings, as long as you’re diligent about using them. Easy peasy. Just make sure you leave room for the plant! I have grown melons, green and jalapeno peppers, tomatillos and tomatoes this way. There’s nothing like the taste fresh lettuce. Take care and be safe! But what should you grow? Onions can also start to smell if you aren’t diligent with water, but they will grow outside until hard winter frost with no tending beyond watering and come up again in spring. I have used these earth boxes and I love them. Great article! I believe the rule of thumb is… it’s easier to go from soil to water than vice versa. I was curious, how long can you keep harvesting from one root end before you should start with a new root end? . It just requires some materials like a grow medium & etc. Their roots extend several inches beyond the cluster and downward. I’m guessing the former? Almost all of the things related to houseplant death are eliminated because most of them are caused by over or under watering, or fungus and bacteria that grow in the soil. Not quite using this method but allowing a little water below The celery to enable a growth of new root. The celery takes at least a couple of years to grow, so be patient. So ok.. cut the top 2” off your pineapple. I’ve already tried romaine lettuce and the eyes from sweet potatoes and it really works. I should have gotten some clippings from a friend and rooted them myself. The pots survived outdoors on south side of foundation of house in cold W. Mass.’s long severe winter. Plant in November, put in point up about 3-4 inches deep in the dirt. It takes 2-3 years, but it will bear fruit! If you look at the heart of the lettuce/celery there are always “baby” leaves growing and this process is just continued when you cut off the outer leaves and aid the growth with water. Just think – if we did all of the above ways to regrow food, we might not ever have to shop at the grocery store again! I am SO going to do this. How do you propagate mushrooms, I love shiitakes! Choose a pot in your garden that attracts sunlight. Your planted garlic will grow bigger if you cut the scapes when they start to curl. Especially like you said for free! Few small leaves before turning dark in the middle . Do I cover the whole green with water or part of it? Have you successfully grown a cherry tree from a saved cherry pit? I have recently tried the green oinion i love it and my daughter loves watching them grow can’t wait to try the lettuce. What is wrong? Add 1/8 to 1/6th by Volume to your planter. If so, we’d love to hear about your results, and learn from any tips, so tell us about it in the comments section below. How to Harvest Chives. This will allow the roots to stay drier…, Hi, I would love to grow mushrooms, how do I go about it? Be sure to leave at least two inches of the plant intact – the blades will rapidly grow longer again. You don’t need a lot of water – just enough to cover the roots. How would you grow tomatoes or peppers in the house in jars. Basil, yes. A great way to free up space for this kind of thing is a shoe caddy. I wish I would have know that you can grow green onions the same way. I just wanted a couple of tomato and pepper plants. 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