10. Celery


To regrow your celery, cut the stalks from the base about two inches from the bottom. Place the base in a dish with about ½ inch of water in your window, replacing the water every day or two. Within days, you should see the first beautiful shoots of new celery begin to sprout. As the center of your plant grows, you can peel away and dispose of the outer layers as they decay. In about a week you see root growth, meaning it is time to transplant your celery into soil. Celery does well in cool weather with moist, rich soil. In about four months you should have some crunchy new celery to snack on!

9. Garlic Sprouts

Garlic Sprouts

If you discover the garlic bulbs in your refrigerator have sprouted, don’t rush to throw them away. While cooked garlic sprouts can taste bitter, fresh sprouts can be a tasty addition to salads, as a topping for baked potatoes, or as a flavorful garnish for dips. To grow your own sprouts, take a sprouted clove or bulb and place it in a small cup with just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Change out the water each day. In a few days, the cloves will begin producing roots and the sprouts will begin growing into blades. You can snip the blades to use in your recipes when they are about three inches tall.

8. Carrots


The next time you enjoy a crunchy orange carrot, save the top to grow some yummy, leafy carrot greens. Carrot greens can be used as you would ordinarily use parsley, and they make a great addition to salads or pesto. Simply cut the top off the carrot about ½ inch from the leafy end. If the end still has leaves, crop them off less than one inch from the orange of the carrot. Place this carrot stub in a shallow dish in a sunny window with just enough water to stand in without completely immersing it. Replace the water every two days. New leaves should sprout, and roots should form within one to two weeks. When the roots appear, transplant to your garden or a pot to allow your carrot greens to continue to grow.

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