20 plants you can easily regrow at home

Apr 24, 2018
06:14 P.M.
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Gardening isn't as popular as it once was but using the usual kitchen scraps to grow a garden can turn eating into a new experience.


Although many people aren't interested in home gardening, claiming that is hard, or they have no time or space to make it work, it's simpler than most people think.

According to Shared, most kitchen leftovers can be recycled into fresh produce and plants can be regrown right on top of a kitchen counter.

This list contains 20 of the easiest plants to regrow right at home with no expertise needed and no big investment.

First is basil, as one could get an endless supply of this herb from just one plant. Cuttings of basil easily grow in a container with water and can be transferred to a pot when they sprout roots.


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Onions are simple too, which can be planted directly on the soil but can also be grown in bunches using a recycled water bottle.


Sweet potatoes are a bit harder, as they need to sprout from "slips," slim, green shoots that grow on the potatoes. Dozens of slips can be taken from just half a potato.

Although it takes a little patience, ginger is simple too. Just bury the roots in the soil and wait for a year. It'll grow for a long time.

It's easy to grow pineapples from just a leftover crown, and although it takes more than a year to see a full-sized pineapple, it's worth the wait.

Rosemary can be regrown from cuttings, but they need to be trimmed. It's also important to pay close attention to the kind of soil used to regrow it.


It's easy to grow multiple potatoes from just one spud by cutting or peeling off the eyes. Just burying them under a few inches of soil will do the trick.

For tomatoes, seeds and seed starting potting soil will be needed, and after they sprout, they'll need to be replanted from pots to the garden, making sure they stay warm and get enough water.

Turnips are also an easy choice. Leave them in a container with a little water for about four days and when they sprout a leafy top and roots, plant them in the soil.

Keeping garlic cloves, even if they've started sprouting, is a simple, yet elegant idea. Anyone could store them in a glass of water to grow garlic sprouts, the perfect garnish for many dishes.


As turnips, cabbages need to be put in a container with a little water and in a few days, they can be harvested or replanted as roots grow. This method will also work with lemongrass, bok choy, and leeks.

Scallions (Green Onions) are the easiest, as they will sprout in a shot glass with a little water, and grow back fully in less than a week.

Lettuce only needs a spot by the window and a little bit of water in a container to sprout new leaves every now and then. Romaine is the best variety for home gardening.

Saved carrot tops can be put on a plate with a little water and they'll sprout delicious carrot greens from the top. The ones that sprout roots can be planted.


Celery will also regrow itself with little-to-no attention, as a celery bottom just need water in a container sprout into a whole new plant.

Avocado is not an easy one, but it's worth it. A pit for an avocado tree will be needed in order to harvest it some years down the line.

Mint cuttings will sprout in water with no attention, and they can be transferred into the soil after some days or just harvest it regularly.

Growing lemons from seeds is an easy task, but it's important to find organic seeds, otherwise, they might not sprout.

Store-bought mushrooms can be regrown from stems and stalks, but it's not easy, as they'll need a warm, humid environment to grow in, and special bedding.

Peppers are not hard to grow in a sunny part of any kitchen top, just plant a seed and watch it grow while some months go by.