Regrow food in water (part I)

Yes. You can get rid of the dirt and regrow food in water!

And why should you do it?

There are plenty of reasons to regrow food, but the most important ones are:

1. It’s absolutely free

You already bought the vegetable. All it costs is a few tablespoons of water – but if you’re smart about it, you can re-use water you’ve already used elsewhere, like from boiling pasta or water that you collected while waiting for the shower to get hot. Then it wouldn’t cost you a dime!

2. It will shorten your grocery budjet

Little ways to save money really do add up to bigger savings, as long as you’re diligent about using them.

Now, you won’t get a huge harvest out of any of these items, but it is still food and every little bit helps. Even if it’s a few leaves of lettuce to scoop your tuna salad with, you can regrow food you didn’t have before and won’t have to buy.

3. It makes organics more affordable

Affording organic food just got easier! If you start with organic food, you’ll regrow food that’s organic… so you’ll reap the benefits of organic greens without actually paying for them!

4. It’s easy

Stick the plant in water and watch it grow. Really – it’s that easy! Any further explainations?

Well, here are the general guidelines to regrow food in water:

  • You don’t need a lot of water – just enough to cover the roots. About 1/2″ of water seems to be sufficient otherwise the food can get moldy and slimy.
  • Be sure to check the water every 2-3 days to ensure that there’s enough water, and that no rogue lettuce pieces fall off and slime up your bowl.
  • The size of container should be relative to the size of the food you’re growing. Lettuce and celery grows best in shallow bowls. Green onion and lemongrass can be in taller, skinny glasses.
  • You can regrow multiples of the same plant as long as you’re not overcrowding the area.

Next time we’ll talk to you about which veggies you can regrow.

Which veggies?

Curious? stay-tooned!

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