If you are trying to find simple ways to become more sustainable at home and save some extra money, look no further. In today’s article we are going to explain to you how to grow your own vegetables at home from vegetable scraps that you would have regularly discarded.

There are some vegetables and fruits out there that are very slow growers, and can only grow under certain conditions. On the other hand, there are also certain vegetables that are quick growers, and can be grown in almost any condition.

Our favorite vegetables to grow indoor from cuttings include:

  1. Green Onions; and
  2. Lettuce;

Growing Lettuce Indoors

Lettuce is one of those vegetables that we never think of growing at home. Many people don’t actually know how easy it is to grow and how regenerative this vegetable really is.

To grow your own lettuce at home you will need the following items:

  1. 1 head of lettuce
  2. 1 clear jar or container; and
  3. A well-lit area

What you will need to do is first make a salad with the lettuce that you already have. Once you are done your meal, take the bottom of the heart of lettuce and place it in the clear container with approximately half of an inch of water.

Next, you will want to place the container in a well-lit area (preferably near a window) and replace the water every 2-3 days. Over the next few days you will begin to see the lettuce regrow itself and possibly sprout some new root runners. Voila!!! You did it.

Once you have enough newly grow lettuce, simply trim back what you want to eat and let the process start again. With this system you will save tons of money at the grocery store and will always have a fresh supply of organic home grown lettuce year round.

Growing Green Onions

Green onions are one off my favorite vegetable as they can be used in a variety of dishes. Green onions can be grown in soil, but can also be grown hydroponically (water). 

Similar to growing lettuce, to grown your own green onion at home, you will need the following:

  1. Green onion;
  2. 1 clear jar or container; and
  3. A well-lit area

To begin growing your green onion you will first require just the lower portion of the green onion (root ball). Then you should fill up your clear container with approximately 3 inches of water, and place your green onion bottom down into the container.

Over the next few days you will begin to see the green onion grow and sprout towards the roof. However, make sure you container has fresh water every few days to prevent bacteria and root rot.

In around 1 week you should have approximately 6 inches of newly grown green onion ready for cooking!


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