6 Things To Do With Leftover Fruits And Vegetables

We hear a lot about food waste and reducing waste. Nevertheless, we never have enough ideas to remedy it and waste less. And that’s exactly what we’re talking about today!

So, when you have no other idea than to put in the compost the leftover vegetables that you don’t know how to use or even just throw them away, because you think that nothing can be done with them, try to make a vegetable garden out of them!!! Indeed, often the parts that we throw away could be reused to get plants.

And our site is full of examples of fruits and vegetables to grow back! It is often enough to leave them in water a few days and to plant them when the roots will have grown or when a plant will have developed from the remains of your vegetables. This article will show you a few examples but feel free to do other tests.

1) Pineapple stem remains


Remove the first few leaves from your pineapple (the ones close to the fruit) and put in water for a few days. When you see long enough roots, you can plant it!

2) Celery


Cut the root and put it down in about 7cm of water, wait for a plant to grow on top with some small roots underneath and plant it.

3) Ginger


Choose one full of “bumps” and plant it directly in the ground, “bumps” up.

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4) Garlic


Choose large garlic teeth and peel off the skin surrounding the sprout. Plant in the soil with the sprout facing up. Separate each garlic tine by about 15 centimeters.

5) Leftover green onions


Cut them at 10cm from the roots, put them in water in a place where the sun rays pierce. You will notice a quick growth and you can let the shoot finish in water or plant your onions in soil after about a week!

6) Round onions


Plant the root in the ground and let it grow. It’s that simple!

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