(Re)growing herbs & vegetables
Spring is here! That means your plants can finally end their winter depression and start growing again. This is also the time to cut cuttings (stekjes) and exchange them if your plant is big enough! Exchanging cuttings is a cheap and more sustainable way to get more plants instead of buying new ones. Just google how you get a cutting from your specific plant and exchange them with friends. There even are Facebookpages with thousands of members who want to exchange cuttings with each other!
This blog is about regrowing. Apart from your own plants, you can start experimenting regrowing other plants like vegetables! We from Green Office tried some out for you.
Ready for the next step? Some vegetables you can also regrow at home! The basic rule is quite simple: If it has clear roots, you can put it in water and it will just regrow! The most common examples are spring onions and leek. However, it will take some time before you have a full grown leek again. There are many more examples on the internet, so look around in your kitchen and think twice when you want to throw your vegetable waste away.
You can also regrow lettuce like romaine or bok choy with the same principle. Put the trunk in water and watch how your lettuce grows big again.
Spring is also the perfect time if you want to try the well-known avocado pit plant. The plant needs warmth and sun, so now is the time to put your pit in the water, so it’s rooted in summer. It will take a long time before you get avocado’s though, this plant is more for the eye ;).
Which plants do you plan on regrowing? Let us know!
By Salomé Barnhoorn