The Miraculous Way To Regrow Vegetables

I have just discovered an absolutely incredible way to regrow vegetables!

Ever since I started eating healthy, I’ve been finding myself paying a heck of a lot more money on veggies than I used to. And this got me thinking…there’s got to be a better way to get more of this healthy food for less money!

I started doing some research, and I came across this crazy video. It shows how to take the bottom part of a head of lettuce, stick it in some water, and presto – you can regrow it!

Isn’t that insane?

This process of regrowing vegetables could easily save millions of lives (and millions of dollars). Plus, in an SHTF situation when the grocery store shelves are cleared, this could truly be a godsend.

I know that vegetables aren’t the most exciting thing, and that the idea of regrowing a salad over and over is nothing to throw a party about (most likely). Plus, let’s face it. Most of us aren’t exactly known for eating our vegetables.

However, it’s crucial to remember how important vegetables are for your health – especially when SHTF. These natural foods are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber while being low in calories and fat. Many also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Not to mention they’re full of fiber, so you’ll actually feel more full on less of it!

Think about it this way. Even if you don’t like vegetables, they can be crucial for your survival in a crisis. After all, you’ll need your body to be at its absolute peak in order to deal with the demands of a survival situation.

Plus, you can always dice the veggies up in stews, sauces, soups, etc. This way you might not even recognize they’re in your food!

Once I discovered this amazing technique of regrowing vegetables, I was determined to know more. And what I was able to find was incredible. It turns out there are A TON more ways to regrow vegetables than I ever thought possible!

Pay close attention to this information. You’ll not only want to use it in day-to-day life to save money on your grocery bills, but you’ll also surely need it once SHTF!

The Miraculous Way To Regrow Vegetables

1 – Grow Lettuce Without Soil

Remember that video I talked about earlier about regrowing lettuce? It’s right here, and what you’re about to see will amaze you.

This person is able to regrow lettuce, all without the use of soil. Amazing! This is the perfect solution for your SHTF needs!

Check out the video below to see how this is done. You’ll want to try this hack in your kitchen this week!

Wasn’t that cool? Now don’t forget – we’re just getting started. You can regrow A LOT more vegetables than just lettuce!

Here’s some great tips from Buzzfeed on how to regrow even more of your favorite veggies:

Did you know that many fruit and vegetable scraps can magically regrow into a whole new plant? With a little love (and a bit of patience) you can turn your otherwise discarded scraps into a whole new plant ready for you to enjoy a second time around. Remember to start these projects in a sunny, warm, and well-ventilated area for best results. Take a look at these16 ways to regrow your scraps and start growing today!

1. Regrow green onions in just one week:

Difficulty level: easyGrowing time: one weekRegrowing green onions is the easiest (and fastest) project on this list. Just submerge the root ends into a glass of warm water and watch them magically grow in a matter of days. See the full directions here.

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Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: one week

Regrowing green onions is the easiest (and fastest) project on this list. Just submerge the root ends into a glass of warm water and watch them magically grow in a matter of days. See the full directions here.

2. Grow garlic sprouts (or a whole new head) from a single clove:

Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: three to five days for tops, several months for a new head

Have you ever had old garlic start to grow green tops? This sprouted garlic can easily be cultivated by placing it into a shot glass filled with water. Once sprouted, the tops can be eaten like green onions. Or, if you’re patient enough, you can transfer the sprouted cloves into dirt and grow a whole new head (although growing full heads can be a bit trickier). See the full directions here.

3. Sprout another bunch of romaine leaves from the core:

Difficulty level: easyGrowing time: 10-12 daysGrow another round of romaine leaves by placing the bottom of the cut heart into a bowl of warm water. You won't end up with a whole new head, but you'll get enough leaves to top several sandwiches! See the full directions here.

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Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: 10-12 days

Grow another round of romaine leaves by placing the bottom of the cut heart into a bowl of warm water. You won’t end up with a whole new head, but you’ll get enough leaves to top several sandwiches! See the full directions here.

4. Give new life to the tops of leeks:

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Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: one to two weeks

Soaking the root end of leeks in warm water allows a whole new set of tender leaves to grow. See the full directions here.

5. Sprout new onions from their roots:

Difficulty level: easyGrowing time: several monthsTo regrow an onion, simply place the otherwise discarded bottom in soil and let the roots grow. Remove the old nub and watch it blossom into a whole new veggie! See the full directions here.

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Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: several months

To regrow an onion, simply place the otherwise discarded bottom in soil and let the roots grow. Remove the old nub and watch it blossom into a whole new veggie! See the full directions here.

6. Coax roots from the stems of grocery-store basil and cilantro:

Difficulty level: moderateGrowing time: two to four weeks for roots to appearMost cut herb bundles (the kind you get from the grocery store) can be grown into whole new plants. Remove the bottom leaves from the stems (but keep the top ones) and soak them, cut side down, in warm water. Once roots have sprouted, transfer to dirt and watch it grow! See the full directions here.

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Difficulty level: moderate

Growing time: two to four weeks for roots to appear

Most cut herb bundles (the kind you get from the grocery store) can be grown into whole new plants. Remove the bottom leaves from the stems (but keep the top ones) and soak them, cut side down, in warm water. Once roots have sprouted, transfer to dirt and watch it grow! See the full directions here.

7. Sprout new celery from its butt:

Difficulty level: moderate

Growing time: five to seven days for roots to appear

The butt of celery can regrown a few extra stalks with just a little love. Simply place the end of the celery, root side down, onto a plate of water in a sunny window. After one week, roots will appear and it’s ready to transfer to soil. See the full directions here.

8. And bok choy:

Difficulty level: moderateGrowing time: seven to ten days for roots to appearThe butts of bok choy sprout new leaves with the same easy technique! See the full directions here.

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Difficulty level: moderate

Growing time: seven to ten days for roots to appear

The butts of bok choy sprout new leaves with the same easy technique! See the full directions here.

9. And even napa cabbage:

Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: three to four days for roots to appear

Napa cabbage butts can be grown the exact same way as celery and bok choy! See the full directions here.

10. Replant lemongrass stalks:

Difficulty level: moderate

Growing time: two to three weeks for roots to appear

Soak lemongrass stalks, root end down, in warm water. After several weeks, transfer the rooted stalks into soil and grow your own fresh lemongrass! See the full directions here.

11. Grow carrot greens from the discarded tops:

Difficulty level: moderate

Growing time: one to two weeks for roots to appear

Soak carrot tops in a shallow pool of water for one week and transfer to soil when roots form. The tops will grow beautiful greens that are great in salads and pestos, as a replacement for parsley, or simply as a beautiful house plant. See the full directions here.

12. Turn one potato into several:

Difficulty level: easy

Growing time: several months

Instead of throwing away old potatoes that have grown eyes, simply cut it into several pieces and plant it in the ground to grow new ones. Each eye can turn into a whole new potato! See the full directions here.

13. Conjure a ginger plant from a single root:

Difficulty level: moderateGrowing time: several monthsAlthough it takes a lot of patience to grow ginger, a new plant can result in a ton of roots for you to cook with. See the full directions here.

Difficulty level: moderate

Growing time: several months

Although it takes a lot of patience to grow ginger, a new plant can result in a ton of roots for you to cook with. See the full directions here.

14. Sprout the tops of pineapples into beautiful houseplants:

Difficulty level: difficult

Growing time: six to eight weeks for roots to appear

Don’t expect to get a new pineapple right away, but you will get an awesome houseplant after just a few weeks. Sprout the tops in either water or soil and transfer to a pot. If you are a real plant whisperer you can end up with a homegrown pineapple in a few years! See the full directions here.

15. Sprout an avocado tree from the pit:

Difficulty level: difficult

Growing time: up to eight weeks for roots to appear, several years for a tree to grow

For a long term project, try spouting an avocado pit to grow a tree. After sprouting the pit (which can take up to eight weeks) transfer the pit into soil and let it grow. The growth will be slow, but it’s totally worth it for an avocado tree! See the full directions here.

16. Regrown mushrooms from their stems:

Difficulty level: difficultGrowing time: 10 - 15 daysRegrowing mushrooms can be a tricky process. Save the stems of your favorite mushrooms (such as shiitake, button, or cremini) and transfer them into moist soil. After a few days they will either start growing, or rotting. If they rot, simply try again with another batch! See the full directions here.

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Difficulty level: difficult

Growing time: 10 – 15 days

Regrowing mushrooms can be a tricky process. Save the stems of your favorite mushrooms (such as shiitake, button, or cremini) and transfer them into moist soil. After a few days they will either start growing, or rotting. If they rot, simply try again with another batch! See the full directions here.

Aren’t these tips amazing? I would suggest trying these out now with your favorite veggies and start practicing. The more you regrow your own veggies, the more money you save (and the better off you’ll be when SHTF)! Remember – Prepare Now, Survive Later!

 

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