Grow a plant from food waste: 11 plants that are reborn
In the theme of recycling in the kitchen, even the most careful and virtuous of you may have underestimated the infinite possibilities that are hidden behind a simple root or a remnant of the vegetable, which only apparently seems to be destined for the dustbin. We Tuttogreen we want to explain how to grow a plant from a scrap of food, a thing that gives a satisfaction all of its own.
There are a variety of vegetables, in fact, that can regrow easily, giving life to a new plant, becoming a new source of food.
All we have to do is to know the varieties that are best suited to be ricoltivate directly into the house and follow some simple but essential tip to give a new life to our ‘leftovers’.
We assume that the plant varieties are more prone to a spontaneous regrowth of hair is rapid and long-lasting are at least a dozen. All are common and very used in the kitchen. And the methods to grow a new plant from a gap, are of very easy application.
It is obviously very important that the ‘quality’ of the scrap used is of a high standard and, better still, that it is of biological origin to ensure a good regrowth of fresh vegetables and genuine.
With a little patience and some tricks, your garden organic is obtained from the food scraps will give you great satisfaction.
Let’s see how to do this, by grouping the plants according to the technique to use:
Fennel, shallots, chives and leeks
Can regrow easily by using the white root of the plant. Put the end in a glass jar and place it in a place well exposed to the sun (for example on the window sill of the kitchen) with a little water.
In a matter of a few days we will see that the green part of the plant will begin to sprout. We just cut the right amount to reuse in the kitchen.
The root must always remain wet, and the water must be changed once a week.
A bit like leeks, these vegetables can be ricoltivati from their white root.
Once cut the stems just like normal to use the edible part of the plant, it is sufficient to place the base of the root in a shallow bowl with water in an amount sufficient to comprimerne the white part but not the top end.
By placing the bowl in a sunny place and keeping well-the root moist with a vaporizer, in a couple of days were to sprout new leaves from the roots.
After a week, the new plan will be ready to be moved into the soil where it will sprout lush.
Garlic, onions and ginger
Are among the vegetables most easy-to-ricoltivare starting from their own waste. To get a new garlic, for example, simply plant a clove with the root down and place the container in a very warm and well lit by the direct light of the sun.
The same is true for the ginger (which, however, does not like direct light), that root them quickly producing new shoots. After a few days, it will be enough to insert the plant and cut the buds to allow the plant to produce new bulbs.
How many times have we thrown in the garbage an old potato shriveled thinking not to be able to use? The old potatoes are perfect to be re-cultivated, even more if their skin are already clipped some buds. Cut into pieces (about 2 cm), the potato being careful that the sprouts remain intact and let it rest for a couple of days at room temperature.
At this point, buried at 8 cm of depth, the pieces of potato with the sprout facing upwards and make sure that the potato has all the necessary nutrients to continue to grow. In particular, you will need to use the compost.
As the plant grows, add more soil until you get a vigorous growth, and healthy that will ensure a new crop in the next few weeks.
As I said in the beginning, grow a plant from a waste of food it is possible, indeed easy for someone who has a minimum of passion!