4. Green Onions
Green onions, also known as scallions, can be regrown in nothing but water. After using the green tops for your recipes, simply plop the bottom root end of the stalks into a glass of water and place in a sunny window. Change out the water every day or two to keep it fresh, and in as little as five days you will have more tasty green onion tops to add to your recipes.
To grow your own ginger, start with a piece of ginger root with buds on it. Break the root into pieces so that each piece has a bud and plant in potting soil three to five inches deep. Ginger is a tropical plant, so be sure to keep it in a warm area with plenty of moisture. In addition to watering, give the plants a spritz of water from a mister to help keep them moist. In eight to ten months, you will have fully grown ginger plants ready for cooking, baking, or brewing into a ginger tea.
Cabbage is another amazing vegetable that can be regrown with nothing but water and sunlight. Simply place the leftover base of your cabbage in a shallow dish with a small amount of water. Keep your plant in a sunny window. Replace the water with fresh water every two days. When leaves begin to grow, you can begin harvesting them from the water or transplant into your garden.
Basil is a great herb for your indoor herb garden. Take four-inch clippings of store-bought basil and trim off the leaves two inches from the ends. Place the cuttings in a glass of water in a sunny window, switching out the water every two days. When the roots have grown two inches, transplant into a pot or herb garden and watch your basil grow.Related: Avoid Storing These 16 Foods in Your Pantry