It is said that with age we become wiser and that we come to understand the words of our parents, who said that the vegetables were excellent.
Asparagus, carrots, and others are part of those vegetables that do not require much work and that once replanted can be reborn.
Cultivate from waste to have new vegetables available at practically no cost. You just need to keep the appropriate waste parts of lettuce, onions, and leeks, or some basil leaves, or even the base of a celery stalk to start your garden.
If you make the decision to grow your vegetables at home, your body, your family and your wallet will be forever grateful to you: you will have untreated vegetables, with a better taste and low cost.
In the following list, you will find the 10 vegetables that can be replanted and grown.
10) Romaine lettuce
To grow this vegetable you must start using the lower part of the “old” lettuce head: this must be placed in 2 cm of water and placed near a window for 15 days. After the first few weeks, the new leaves will begin to develop. When the head begins to sprout you can replant it in a pot or directly in the garden, where it can continue its growth. With this operation, the leaves of the new lettuce can be up to two larger sizes. With little effort, you can have fresh lettuce every day! The same treatment can be done for cabbage.
Use the garlic sprouts to make plants: a small one can create up to ten garlic cloves. After cleaning the sprouts, put them in a glass of water placed near a window or directly outdoors; when the shoots grow a few centimeters you will have to replant them. Using a fertile soil and a large pot you will be able to see the results in a few days. Garlic can be harvested when the leaves of the plant are brown and begin to fall. It should be remembered that garlic sprouts are an edible part of the plant: the flavor is a little different than the bulbs and is a good addition in a salad or as a garnish for pasta.
8) The artichoke
The artichokes can be collected are when the flowers are purple. To grow them, you need moist soil, drained and exposed to sunlight. You have to plant them 24-36 inches underground and 36 away from each other. First, two inches of compost will need to be added to the soil. Specialists recommend fertilizing the soil with fertilizer every 3-4 weeks. They can be harvested in spring and autumn. The appropriate time for harvesting is when the sprout is not open but is completely extended. With this vegetable, it takes a little patience but the results will surprise you.
7) Chinese cabbage
The Chinese cabbage is a vegetable with a sweet and delicate taste, similar to lettuce but with the cabbage leaves, it is used to prepare soups, rolls, stews, salads, etc. Put the roots of the Chinese cabbage in a little water and place them in a bright room. This type of vegetable needs a lot of light, so the best time to grow it is in the summer, where the days are longer. Leave the roots to soak for a few weeks, then put them in a pot with the earth. Remember that Chinese cabbage has very delicate roots, so be very careful when you transfer it to the pot.
The asparagus are among the most versatile and tasty vegetables and have various uses in the kitchen. Rich in fiber, purifying and diuretics, they also contain very few calories, the only flaw is the piece: they are in fact among the most expensive vegetables on the market. For these reasons, growing them at home is very beneficial. It is a vegetable that can be found in early spring and, if properly stored, it can grow back every year up to a maximum of 25 years. Its seeds need a few years to mature and to obtain better effects you can use crowns. Don’t forget that if the water is saturated, the asparagus can rot.
5) Green onions
You can use the roots of green onions to get new ones. Put the onion with the root in a glass of water and store it in a bright room. In a very short time, you will see small onions, which can be collected when they are 5/6 inches long. In this way, you can use fresh onions every day. In fact, you should not reuse the same onion after cutting and putting it in the fridge: this vegetable has the ability to absorb the bacteria of the foods that are close to it, which is why it is good to use it at once.
Celery is a plant that grows easily from its stem, the important thing is that the bunch has a base from which on one side the roots start and on the other the ribs of the plant. Cut the ribs 5 cm from the base which you will put in a glass with a water base (the liquid must not completely cover the base). Keep the glass in a bright place and change the water once every two days. After about a week or two, the first leaves should appear. Only then can you plant your celery in a pot with soil.
If you put the stem of the coriander in a glass of water, you will soon see new seedlings developing. As soon as they are longer, you will have to replant it in a pot with earth and leave them in a well-lit room. The new plants will appear in a few months. Coriander, with its delicate aroma, can be added in many gastronomic preparations without covering the taste of the dishes. This spice lends itself very well to flavoring soups and soups, legumes, meat, fish and vegetables, especially cabbage and sauerkraut. Whole seeds are indicated in the preparation of pickles and brines, while ground they are perfect for flavoring meat, fish and sausages.
Here is a solution to grow basil starting from the leaves and not from the twigs, as would happen in the case of the actual cutting. Simply place a few basil leaves in a glass of water and wait a week. The glass will have to stand in direct sunlight and when the roots grow, you will have to replant them in a vase. In order not to make the basil too viscous it will be necessary to systematically wet it. The ideal is to change the water in the glass daily so that the roots can develop in a healthy way (which will happen in a week or two).
To replant the carrots you need to buy those on whose upper end the leaves are present. Once the latter is removed, the part of the carrot at the base of the foliage must be cut and made into a washer. Once cut, it will be placed on a plate with water which will be changed every 2 days. After a week the new seedling will sprout, and you will have to grow it for at least 4 days and then you can replant them in a pot with some soil and leave only the sprouted part in the air. Carrots could be a little bitter: if this were the case, just add a little vinegar, garlic and after mixing add everything to a salad.