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Read part I of our article? as promissed, here’s part II on how to regrow what:
BOK CHOY | Cut off the bottom of the stalk and place in a small bowl of water. New growth begins from the center in 1-2 days with significant growth in less than a week!
CABBAGE | Place the root end in a shallow bowl of water and watch it regrow from the center. Be sure to harvest on the smaller side to get the best flavor.
CARROT GREENS | You can’t regrow an actual carrot, but you can regrow the carrot tops! Place the cut-off end of a carrot in a shallow bowl of water. Harvest the greens as they grow and add to salads. Better yet, make this amazing carrot top pesto and stop spending money on store-bought!
CELERY | Cut off the bottom 5cm of the stalk and place in a small bowl of water. New growth begins from the center in 3-4 days. It might take awhile for a full stalk of celery to grow, but you’ll get great growth in the center for flavoring dishes. If you don’t know what to do with the leaves, dehydrate them and make your own dried celery powder.
FENNEL | Cut off the bottom 2.5cm of the base so that the roots are intact and place in a small bowl of water.
GARLIC CHIVES | Garlic chives are the green that grows from a clove of garlic and can be added to dishes that traditionally call for green onion chives like salads and baked potatoes. Place a garlic clove in a small cup and add water to the bottom without submerging. Roots will grow in a few days and shoots will grow shortly after!
GREEN ONION | Keep the white part of the onion with any roots that are in still intact. Place in a glass with water and you’ll have a never-ending supply of fresh green onion.
LEEKS | Cut off the bottom 5-6.5cm of the stalk and place in a cup of water. New growth will come from the center of the plant. Usually only the green part of the leek is used in cooking, but it can be used interchangeably with onions for a delicious, mellow flavor.
LEMONGRASS | Cut off 5-6.5cm from the bottom and place in a tall container with 1.25cm or so of water. New lemongrass shoots will grow from the center.
LETTUCE | Cut off the bottom of the head of lettuce and place it in a small bowl of water. New growth begins from the center of the in as little as 3 days and you’ll have a new half-head of lettuce in about 2 weeks. Romaine re-grows best, but I’ve had success with green leaf and red leaf lettuce too.
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