We believe in second chances — especially when tasty produce is the outcome. Regrowing food scraps into mature veggies is a lot easier than it sounds.
In fact, the scraps do most of the work! You just need to set them up for success. The benefits of this transformation are endless. While we try not to refer to plants as our children, it’s hard not to have a sense of pride watching them grow-up into mature edibles. Pride aside, the real benefit in regrowing vegetables is that you are helping reduce food waste – a growing issue that results in 1.3 billion tons of food waste every year! On a lighter note, you are also saving money on groceries. One less trip to the grocery store? Sign us up!
Before getting your hands dirty, check out our video detailing the steps on how to regrow veggies.
- Step 1: Most importantly, save your veggie scraps. Often, we go into auto-pilot mode in the kitchen and immediately discard items no longer needed – but in this case your trash is a treasured treat.
- Step 2: Place vegetable ends in water and position in direct sunlight.
- Step 3: After 3 or 4 days, you will notice roots beginning to appear along the bottom of the vegetable. When this happens transplant the sprouted produce from water and plant the roots in Harvest Organics Potting Mix.
- Step 4: Add water to the planted vegetables and watch your scraps sprout new life!
For more helpful tips, check out these additional guides:
- 25 Foods You Can Re-Grow Yourself from Kitchen Scraps
- 9 Vegetable Scraps You Can Easily Regrow
- 10 Facts You Might Not Know About Food Waste