I have been regrowing vegetables like celery and spring onions and I am so pleased with the results so far. This is a fun way to do some easy gardening and definitely suitable for a beginner! All you need is cut root ends of the vegetables – the bits that end up in the bin anyway.
Regrowing Vegetables – How to regrow celery
- Cut all the sticks of the celery stalk. I cut them so that I was left with a level surface in the top.
- I then placed this celery root end in a small container of water.
- A week later there were green leaves growing from the centre of the celery and a tiny root, as you can see in the picture below.
- Another week later, and I can see that there are roots sprouting!
Regrowing Vegetables – How to regrow spring onions
- Cut the white root ends off from the spring onions.
- Plant them in some compost in a flower pot or container. I have planted them straight into a planter in my greenhouse this autumn.
- Water them in. Then water them as required as they grow.
- A few weeks later you will have them growing beautifully again as you can see in the picture below.
You may like to read the full post on how I planted these cut ends of spring onions in November.
Benefits of regrowing celery and spring onions
I can name 3 advantages of regrowing these vegetables.
- It is a lot of fun – A great way to way to grow with children or even find the inner child in you!
- Growing new plants from parts of the vegetables that will otherwise be thrown away.
- I have found that spring onions grown from root ends are ready to harvest after only a few weeks. Those that I have grown from seed, are still very little (on the right in the picture above).
Are you tempted to give this a try?