Grow Vegetables from Scraps
Many vegetables can be grown in small pots placed on window sills or in other containers and tubs that you might have lying around. This is also a great way to help reduce food waste since you can reuse the scraps you would normally throw away. In most cases, all you’ll need is some vegetable scraps, water, and sunlight.
Here’s what you can grow:
Lettuce in 2 to 3 Weeks
Place a lettuce stem in water so that it covers no more than two-thirds of the stem and place it somewhere with plenty of sunlight. You’ll have to fill up and change the water as needed or if it gets cloudy. You can transfer to a small pot with soil for better growth, but you can also leave it in the empty jar with water.
Spring Onions in 1 to 2 Weeks
Cut the end off of a spring onion about an inch from the root and place it in a shallow jar of water. Make sure the top isn’t submerged. Change the water every few days.
Basil and Other Herbs in 2 to 3 Weeks
Leave about two to three inches above the stem of the herb and place them upright into a glass of water. After about a week, the new root will sprout, and you can put them in a small pot with soil on your windowsill. Be sure not to overwater it. Once you have a full plant, never pick more than one-third of it.