A top secret zero waste tip
Planting your own vegetables is too complicated? You don’t have the space or the time? Then simply test vegetative propagation in your own kitchen. The principle is simple, just use leftover vegetables, such as the end of a salad or celery, to grow a new plant! Of course, this doesn’t work with any fruit or vegetable, but some have the ability to grow on their own, with and even without soil. For the short scientific explanation, it is an asexual mode of reproduction, that does not require the fertilization of seedlings; it all starts from a stem or a tubercle of the so-called mother plant.
What plants can « grow back »?
- The green of the leek from its stem: place the stem of the leek (2-3 cm) with the filaments downwards in a bowl of water. Place it in the sun and change the water regularly. New green leaves will grow.
- Fennel from its bulb: repeat the same operation as for the leek. Small shoots will appear.
- Celery from its heart: repeat the same operation as for the leek. Small shoots will appear. You can then replant the celery.
- Lettuce from its core: repeat the same operation as for the leek. After 15 days, new leaves should grow.
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