All You Need To Know About Growing vegetables from scraps

All You Need To Know About Growing vegetables from scraps

Have you ever tried re-growing vegetables from scraps? If yes, you may realize it is such a fun and rewarding thing to do, especially in the spring and winter seasons. If not, you may be surprised to know there are various common vegetables that you can regrow from scraps. 

Not even vegetables; various fruits, and herbs from the grocery shop can be regrown in soil and water. You can regrow veggies indoors, or you can start a scrap garden by growing vegetables from scraps, which can be a great money saver. Moreover, it reduces food wastage, and you can learn lessons about nature and sustainability.

 As you know today, food wastage is a major issue, but when you are growing your vegetables from scraps, you can easily make use of all the vegetable wastages and you can realize that re-growing vegetables from scraps is the best way to fight global warming. 

If you are confused about what to grow? Here are some common vegetables you can re-grow from scraps.

  • Potatoes
  • Cabbages
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Tomato
  • Pepper
  • Beetroot
  • Carrots
  • Celery


If you are thinking of regrowing potatoes, you may be happy to know that it takes only a few steps.

  •  Firstly, peel any chunky section of potatoes, 
  • Take your potato scraps, and leave them dry after that plant scraps in the soil. This process takes a few minutes to plant potatoes. 


You may be surprised to know that you can re-grow cabbages as well using its scraps. 

  • Firstly, You should cut off the cabbages’ heads and again cut their base.
  •  Leave them in the ground. These may form new plants.


Are you excited to know how to grow onions from scraps? If yes, you should follow some process. 

  • Firstly, place a stem of the onions of around four inches long into a water or soil glass. 
  • Keep in mind that the leaves are well above the water level. In a month, you will get fresh onions. 

If you want to know how to grow onions tops, you can follow the steps. 

  • The bulb onions are quite easy to grow from their scraps. Cut thick pieces from roots and set them on top of moist soil, or you can use water. 
  • Like other scrap plants, onion scraps are more productive in soil. In a month you will see lots of green onions.

Many people think growing onion from scraps is not easy; for more help, you can watch videos on how to grow onions from scraps there you will get many updates. 


  • Cut the stems from the stem in 2-inches or less than that. 
  • Then remove all the leafy portions and place the stem in a shallow dish with an inch of water. 
  • Place the container under grow light, and always change the water every one to two days. 
  • Within ten to twelve days, you will see that your lettuce is growing; it is not like a full head of lettuce; it will be enough for your salads or sandwiches.

Once the roots are developed, place them in soil because they grow better in soil. As you know, water does not contain nutrients that are needed for plants to grow. If you don’t see results on your first attempt, don’t be disappointed because some may grow quickly, and some may bolt.


Growing basil from scraps is quite simple;

  •  Firstly take four inches of basil and cut them right below a leaf node. 
  • After that, remove the leaves and cut them in five centimeters from the end. 
  • Then put them in a glass of water; before growing your basil, place them in an area where they will get at least six to eight hours of sunlight. 
  • Always use clear glass so that you can see the basil propagation grow roots. You should change the water regularly until you see their root growth.
  •  Then leave them to grow about two inches and this process will take two weeks.
  • later you can put them in a pot. You can use them to gift your friends or neighbors. 


Garlic is simple to grow, and you can grow them with just one clove.

  •  You can take one clove and plant it with the root facing down in the potting soil. 
  • They grow better in warmer weather, so keep them under direct sunlight. Once the new shoots come out, you can cut them and plant them again. 


Can you imagine you can grow tomatoes from scraps? Tomato farming is quite simple and you can re-grow them by saving their seeds, rinse those seeds and allow them to dry. You can plant your tomatoes indoors in cold weather and remember that they need sunlight and water regularly. 


If you are interested in a scrap garden, then try to grow pepper from scraps. The process is quite easy and they don’t need a lot of care.;

  •  you have to collect the seeds and plant them in potting soil.
  •  Keep them under the sunlight. 
  • They grow fast and once you get the new crop, save few seeds for regrowing again.


The tops of the beetroots will help you to regrow them.

  • Place the tops in the container of water. You can see green tops will grow in a few days. 
  • You can do two things here to simply harvest them and use or allow the roots to continue growing.  


You may be surprised to know how to grow celery from scraps. Celery plants take a long time to grow; you should start growing the seeds at least eight to ten days before. 

Celery seeds are tiny but tricky to plant. 

  • Simply mix them with sand and then sprinkle some sand seeds over the potting soil. 
  • Then cover these seeds with some soil, and once they have sprouted, you can gently put them in a pot. 

If you want to know how to grow celery from scraps in the garden? Then you have to follow the steps:

  • It will help if you have a temperature above 50 degrees F because your celery is temperature-sensitive. 
  • Plant your celery where they will get at least six hours of sunlight. 
  • Keep in mind; celery always grows in rich soil; they need lots of nutrients and a lot of water. 
  • Remember, celery cannot tolerate any kind of drought, so don’t forget to water them every day to keep the soil moist. 

For more guidelines, you can watch videos on how to grow celery. It will help you to guide correctly.


Did you know you can regrow carrots? That’s true; you can regrow carrots in your garden. 

When you are growing carrots from scraps, always use them or put them directly into the ground. Growing carrots from scraps are extremely simple, so let’s begin the process.

  • Always use mature or grown carrots and make sure that the carrots have leaves on them. 
  • Then gently cut off the top of the craps and trim off the leaves. 
  • Put those scraps in a container and make sure that your container should allow your carrots to sit flat. 
  • Now you can pour plain tap water into the container and completely cover them with the water. After some days, your scraps will begin to sprout. 
  • For better results, replace them in a bigger container and add soil; you may also plant your scraps in the garden. 
  • Don’t forget to water your scraps regularly, and a few days later, you can see the growing carrot leaves.

 Now you can realize re-growing carrots from scraps is not difficult. If you have a lot of spaces in your backyard you can try a scrap garden for growing carrots from scraps.. 

The above growing vegetables from scraps are healthy and organic.

Final words

There are a lot of vegetables that you can regrow from their scraps, and the most common way to use vegetable scraps is to compost them. These scraps help to provide nutrients to the ecosystem. Now you may realize that scrap garden and growing vegetables from scraps are not tough, next time you should try to regrow some vegetables and herbs and keep your environment healthy.        


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