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Regrowing Vegetables

Regrowing Vegetables

Are you tired of insecticides and pesticides in your food? Then treat yourself to something healthy instead! We show you the best regrowing vegetables, so you never have to buy leeks, lettuce, or potatoes again.

With these super easy tricks, you can live more sustainably, protect your health, and save a ton of money. Plus, your leeks will grow faster than you can eat them. So start today and plant your own regrowing vegetables!

Regrowing Instructions

Don’t Throw Away the Leftovers!

The biggest mistake you can make: cutting off the end with the small roots from the leek and throwing it in the trash. If you’re going to get rid of it anyway, just put the end pieces in a flower pot with some soil. This way, you can repurpose the “organic waste” and save money.

Dozens of vegetables already have roots when you buy them and can be planted straight away. When cooking, you can cut off the amount you need, and your vegetable will continue to grow cheerfully.

For Vegetables Without Roots:

Vegetables from the supermarket often have their roots removed or trimmed for aesthetic reasons. But that’s not a problem at all. You can regrow the roots as well. Here’s how:

First, cut off the plant’s stem. Then, place it in a glass with some water for a few days. However, the stem should not be immersed in the water completely. You should also change the water daily to prevent your vegetable from starting to rot.

Keep the stem in the glass until new roots sprout or the existing roots multiply. Once the roots are a few millimeters long, you can take the plant out of the water and plant it in soil.

Alternatively, you can plant the stem directly. The likelihood of it thriving is slightly lower, and the plant takes longer to develop overall. The growth process is significantly more effective in water.


For potting, take a pot, a glass, or a tin can. Before adding soil, place a few stones at the bottom of your container. This prevents moisture from accumulating at the bottom and prevents mold formation.

Then you can plant your vegetable and press the soil firmly. Place the plant in a bright spot in the kitchen, on the balcony, or in the garden. Once the soil is dry or the plant wilts, you need to add some water. Over time, your vegetable will take care of the rest.

Potatoes and Onions

Even potatoes and onions can be easily regrown. After your next purchase, leave one of each and place them in the sun for a few days. After a while, your vegetables will start to sprout.

You can cut the potato into two or three pieces. Make sure that each piece has at least one sprout. Then proceed as described above.

For onions, just cut off the root end with a generous piece of the onion and plant it. You can still use the rest of the onion for cooking.

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Regrowing Vegetables

We have compiled a list of regrowing vegetables for you. The list mainly includes vegetables, but regrowing also works with many fruits, herbs, and mushrooms.

Feel free to let your imagination run wild and try growing a few plants yourself. You’d be surprised how many food scraps can suddenly grow fresh roots. Regrowing takes longer for some plants than for others.

  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Spring Onions
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Parsnips
  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage Varieties
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mushrooms
  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Mint
  • Lemongrass


To prevent fungus gnats and other insects, sprinkle quartz sand over the soil (max. 10mm thick). This prevents insects from laying eggs in the moist soil. The larvae of fungus gnats love to gnaw on fresh roots, which would spell the end for your vegetable.

Additionally, you can spread lavender and black tea. Many insects find the smell unpleasant. If your plants do get infested, only nematodes, fly traps, or neem oil will help.

Delicious Recipes

Want to create your own dishes from your regrown vegetables? We have a variety of delicious recipes for every occasion. Check out our suggestions in the “Recipes” category.