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Foods you can regrow from scraps

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What are some foods you can regrow from scraps?  I think this would make a fun kitchen project for the kids during the winter.

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We had some potatoes sprout in the cupboard, so we planted them & got several new potatoes.

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Green onions! Never throw the white part out! Pop in a glass with a little water and you will get new green in no time! Just make sure you change the water or it gets slimy.

 

You can also replant a nub of ginger but it is a root so it is underground. Not so great for the kitchen in winter.
 

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I tried to regrow green onions, but they got slimy and smelly (even with changing the water) before enough usable green grew on them.  (It's on my list of Pinterest Failures).  

 

I've heard you can regrow celery from the bottom part of the stalk (the part that's all connected).

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Celery works. My mom does it. You can also regrow pineapple but really it isn't worth it. You just use the top (the green with about a half inch of the yellow) but it takes 2 yrs to grow one pineapple and they aren't as big as the grocery store. 

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I've done the celery, green onions (I put it in the window over the kitchen and just dumped out the water and refilled it daily), and potatoes all without incident.

 

I think a little pineapple tree would be adorable but I've got no space for that, and we keep curtains shut much of the time so it would probably die anyway.

 

Plunk a sweet potato half in water and then wait for it to sprout and plant those shoots.

 

Anything with seeds is also a given. Some gmo foods have barren seeds (I doubt that's the proper term), so if you're planning on saving seeds do a bit of research before you buy.

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Carrot tops.  My Norwegian grandparents used to plant the tops of carrots every year.  They didn't have much money and my grandmother came from a farm.  They also had a house during the depression.
 

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