So what do you do with your kitchen scraps? I hope you compost them but did you know that some of them you can be regrown? A few months back I bought a bunch of spring onions in the reduce section of my local greengrocers.It’s the perfect place to buy good quality fruit and veg and to keep down the food budget.After using the green part of the spring onions in a risotto , I then planted the white part into a planter outside.Within a couple of days the green parts were regrowing and within a week they all had new roots.I have since then been using the spring onions on a weekly basis and they have been producing quite happily.
And it all cost me was 39p.I’ve also rescued basil and coriander plants from the local supermarket that were also reduced in price for less than a £1 each.The basil has been sitting in my kitchen window, all the leaves are going to be chopped up and frozen for use in meals when I need it.The coriander is currently still in the pot I bought it in but it needs planting directly into the soil.Fingers cross it’ll survive as It’s a really handy herb for chilli and Mexican meals.Another herb I’m trying to grow is the mint, I bought some for using in soup and over potatoes to use over the next couples of days.I usually chop up what I don’t need and store in the freezer like the basil but I’m going to plant half of it into the planter instead.
I’m going to try celery and potatoes that have started to sprout next.I’ll update this regrowing kitchen scraps post to let you know how it went.
Have you tried regrowing kitchen scraps? What tips can you give?