7. Potatoes

Potatoes

Don’t be alarmed when you find your potatoes have sprouted eyes. These are perfect for planting and growing more potatoes. To plant potatoes from scraps, leave the skin on the potatoes and cut them in halves or in fourths, making sure each section of potato has at least two eyes. Lay the potatoes on a towel with the wet, skinless side up, and allow them to dry out overnight. When they are dried, you can plant them six to eight inches apart in soil eight inches deep.

6. Avocado

Avocado

You can grow your very own avocado tree from the pit of an avocado. First clean and dry the pit. Poke four toothpicks into the perimeter of the pit to make a ring that will suspend it over a glass of water. About half of the pit should be submerged in the water in the glass. Place the glass in a sunny window. Your pit will split open and roots, a stem, and leaves will begin to grow. When the tree is around eight inches tall, transplant it into a pot. It can take five to 13 years for an avocado tree to produce fruit, but this nutritious fruit is worth the wait!

5. Onions

Onions

Onions are surprisingly easy to grow. Simply cut off the root end of your store-bought onion, leaving about ½ inch of the onion. Allow to dry overnight, and then plant roots in your garden or in a pot. In three or four months, your onion will be ready to harvest.

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