The TRUTH About Regrowing Veggies From Kitchen Scraps

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Epic Gardening
Epic Gardening 5 ай бұрын
Hopefully this clears up some of the regrowing hacks you see out there on the internet! Stay tuned for more experiments ;)
Jacob Stramandinoli
Jacob Stramandinoli Ай бұрын
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Diego Yonamine
Diego Yonamine 3 ай бұрын
Great Audio and script... what makes de pretty shots and spaces confusing.
Lori Strout
Lori Strout 3 ай бұрын
What about seeds from the Brassicas? My broccoli grew very weird this year. Tiny heads the size of a thumb that almost immediately shoots up and flowers. My zucchini, yellow squash, and pumpkins died very early starting in June. I got I think 3 zucchini and 2 tiny yellow squash. 1 single pumpkin that got about the size of a tennis ball and then rotted. Tomatoes are doing good both heirloom and yellow pear shaped ones. Neighbors all having good luck with their tomatoes too. Bok Choy has gone to seed already so I have been picking dry pods already for next years seeds. I am going to try keeping tomatoes plants from cuttings this year as well as seeds. Yes I have done the celery and onions the same way a few times. Oh yeah my celery out side is probably a bust this year too.
Tommy
Tommy 3 ай бұрын
Im ehippingu
Tommy
Tommy 3 ай бұрын
Doubneedd amal lol
B4Pbakup
B4Pbakup 5 ай бұрын
The carrot won't give you a new carrot but it will give you greens, which will in time give you flowers wich will give you seeds which will give you carrots next year....
madara uchiha
madara uchiha 11 күн бұрын
Underrated helpful advice
IttyBittyShinyStar
IttyBittyShinyStar 23 күн бұрын
@Chinatown Boy I know you didn't mean it that way, but wow does that sentence feel threatening lol
Coach Hannah
Coach Hannah 23 күн бұрын
@ron allens - top. Remove the greenery first.
Coach Hannah
Coach Hannah 23 күн бұрын
I get carrots from my carrots crowns. Some are interesting shaped, but many are quite fine!
Hello S
Hello S 24 күн бұрын
@iwishiwasamyduncan Sometimes hybrids can have sterile seeds.
Travis Hunter
Travis Hunter 5 ай бұрын
I appreciate this video being less dismissive of regrowing thing. I personally love growing weird plants from scraps or seeds from the store. It's like an experiment lol. I grew a clementine tree from a seed (that it wasn't supposed to have) and it's been 7 years I'm hoping it flowers soon. Did the same with an apple tree, lemon tree and star fruit. Oh and dragon fruit
ryuuko
ryuuko 2 күн бұрын
@Asil 007 Dead ass you don't even need to do that for green onions. I tossed mine in soil and it grew just fine. (I didn't know it was supposed to go in water at first.) Green onions love to grow, just give them water and nutrients (if container). I have to feed my greedy zombies neem oil and lots of water because their roots have outgrown their giant pot and tangled all together.
Tel Tap
Tel Tap 22 күн бұрын
@Asil 007 Yes, I planted a peanut and then it grew, I was amazed.
Asil 007
Asil 007 22 күн бұрын
@Tel Tap Where did you get the peanut plant from? Or did you grow it from an un shelled raw peanut?
Asil 007
Asil 007 22 күн бұрын
@yoshita Super easy. Make sure the green onion has roots then just put them in a glass with enough water to cover their white roots. About 1 inch or 1.5 cm. Cut off about 6-8inches of the dark tops. I use scissors for this as well I use scissors for cutting onions into salads etc.. you can freeze the tops also. Anyway, the cut onions in water will begin to grow in a week. I like this method because it's clean for the kitchen with no dirt needed.
yoshita
yoshita Ай бұрын
@MyChilepepper how do you grow green onions from the scrap?
ChristineS
ChristineS 5 ай бұрын
At the start of the pandemic I increased our garden space. Primarily because I knew i was going to have time on my hands. Daughter decided that I'd done it to ward off starvation, and created 3 additional 10x10 garden beds. She filled them with sprouting store bought potatoes, dried beans from my pantry, regrow lettuce, beat tops for greens, and carrot tops we made pesto from. Store bought produce salvaged seeds, for the most part didn't produce for her, with one major exception. Bell peppers. She got unbelievable results. Big plants, tons of peppers. Last summer we picked out quality seeds together and she had even more fun. It has been awesome having this to do together.
Jago Sevetar
Jago Sevetar 2 күн бұрын
Please spread the message "Plate it, don't plant it" message. (I would have called it "eat it, don't plant it" but it wasn't up to me). Recycling plants sounds good in principle... but there's no way to know what viruses they carry. Deadly plant viruses can spread fast too, from biting insects. Just like malaria spreads from human to human, via mosquitos.
ChristineS
ChristineS 2 күн бұрын
@Jago Sevetar - awesome. Thanks
ChristineS
ChristineS 2 күн бұрын
@Jago Sevetar- I am unable to find any info on this. Could you tell me where you read this?
Jago Sevetar
Jago Sevetar 3 күн бұрын
Please, please stop. Store bought potatoes are terrible. I know you think you're recycling but you aren't. Potatoes are grown under stringent quarantine. Store bought ones are imported and carry exotic, deadly viruses (deadly to potatoes). We allow that because they are to be eaten. The viruses do nothing to people, but if you PLANT them the viruses spread like crazy and infect other plants. PLEASE, never plant anything from a store! I know you think you're recycling, but in this case, "recycling" plants can cause billion dollar disasters for farmers, because you have no way to tell if its infected or not.
ChristineS
ChristineS Ай бұрын
@kevinkever2000 - We moved last year. Smaller house with a lot more land. Part of that has been an orchard. I hadn't thought of trees from seed, but we did start grafting and propagation from cuttings. I am learning a lot too. It's been a lot of fun. We had bought a very impractical aloha pepper plant that she asked for as a birthday gift last year. The seeds only produce yellow bells. This was a great lesson on hybrids. Also, other than being cute, we noticed zero difference in taste, so she learned a good lesson there too. Cute isn't a good criteria for vegtable selection!
Zelda Fae
Zelda Fae 4 ай бұрын
My mother has been doing this my whole life. Regrowing from scraps set up in the window seal above the kitchen sink. It was a treat for us kids to watch things grow and then eventually get to put them in the garden out back in our tiny yard. I've kept this going as an adult and in my college years back in the 90's people thought I was crazy for covering my little room in growing plant scraps... but they were always amazed by my yield.
FirstName LastName
FirstName LastName 8 күн бұрын
Did she ever use some that were in the fridge?
Battle Tommy
Battle Tommy 5 ай бұрын
Funny story about regrowing, I once had potatoes that had so many of these potato stems, that I removed them bc the potatoes still looked good, so casually I threw them away in the garden as I didn't have a compost at the moment. Two months pass by, and I was amazed that there were potato plants even though I didn't plant any, so I looked closer and see these little stems just started growing, they are still in the ground and I know there are some potatoes at least because I took a peek beneath the surface
cathy ness
cathy ness 4 ай бұрын
: } MY MOM GOT DEMENTIA & I CAME HOME TO HELP CARE FOR HER. HER 15'X15' CANNED FOOD ROOM DAD HAD MADE HER WHEN I WAS A TEEN, WAS LOADED WITH ROTTING POTATOES SO I CLEANED IT OUT. THERE WERE RUBBERY RED SHRIVELED POTATOES WITH 3 TO 4 FOOT SPROUTS ! LOL MY SISTER WAS ANNOYED WHEN I WOULDN'T TOSS THEM ! I GENTLY TUGGED OFF THE SPROUTS....some had ROOTS... THEN I CUT THE POTATOES , LEAVING 2 "EYES" or so ON EACH. I MADE MY BROTHER HELP ME PLANT THEM & WE GOT NEARLY 300 LBS OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL & HUGE POTATOES ! OK....I KNEW IT WOULD WORK ! : } THEY PAID ME $20.00 EACH FOR THEIR GARDENING LESSON ! I WON THE BET ! : } I BECAUSE I WAS VERY POOR AS A YOUNG GARDENER & TRIED GROWING EVERYTHING FROM CUTTINGS. TIP : AFTER CUTTING THE UGLY POTATOES OR USING PEELS...LET THEM DRY A DAY OR 2. < PRAYERS TO ALL.
Loki Odinson
Loki Odinson 4 ай бұрын
Jack and the potatoes 😂
Seana Ames
Seana Ames 4 ай бұрын
Thanks, but my potatoes hadn't turned green. They had just started sprouting shoots.
jo sam
jo sam 4 ай бұрын
You shouldn't use potatoes that have started growing and turned green at the surface. The potatoes contain a toxic chemical, something called solanine I believe. Kindly research it.
BJ Murray
BJ Murray 4 ай бұрын
A few weeks ago I found the onions for a early spring stew. They were either blackish, or had sprouted. I chucked the sprouted ones in the herb bed--They have grown tall, with puffy flowers on top. Chopped up, the 2 feet of stem are fantastic. You just never know.
Lisa White-Mormando
Lisa White-Mormando 5 ай бұрын
If you have a reptile as a pet, the regrown lettuce is great. Once it gets roots, just plant in your tank. It's pretty and edible.
intrusiveThoughts
intrusiveThoughts 25 күн бұрын
Terrible advice
Nonstop
Nonstop Ай бұрын
People should also try to avoid iceberg as it has little to no nutrition and things like spinach, cabbage, broccoli kale etc as these things reduce the reptiles ability to absorb calcium. Stick to dark leafy greens for a happy reptile :)
La Quenta B
La Quenta B 2 ай бұрын
@Len well when you said you had a tegu back home, I kinda thought you weren't in the states! I hope someday you can get your hands on one. These snakes are very calm and only bit me once by mistake when she missed the mouse and got my hand! My 1st instinct was ouch! But then realized it really didn't hurt at all, lol!
Len
Len 2 ай бұрын
@La Quenta B Indonesia 😅. I meant rare as in the market, the native reptiles here aren't really beginner friendly and many are still wild caught. Edit : it's been 6 years since I keep reptiles but my lifestyle isn't really suitable with high maintenance or difficult ones, one tegu is enough lol
La Quenta B
La Quenta B 2 ай бұрын
@Len Where do you live? We had a Savanah Monitor! It was my DIL's when they stayed with us for a short time!
Katy ThriftyUnder35Homeowner
Katy ThriftyUnder35Homeowner 5 ай бұрын
Chris did such a great job explaining this - she's awesome. Does she have her own channel? If she doesn't she should totally get a channel!
Lisa Garrett
Lisa Garrett 3 ай бұрын
@Lolly Kruger Hi, what is IG? And would you post link?
Munchkinzi
Munchkinzi 4 ай бұрын
@Epic Gardening You should definitely try all the brassicas. They do regrow well! I hear what Chris was saying about the cabbages etc, but truth is, my cabbages (4 different types), broccolis (calabrese and purple sprouting) and sprouts are all in their 3rd year... I've never needed a lot of cabbage so heads always went off in my fridge or pantry, so in the garden I use the cut and come again method with all of them... None of that waiting around for the right time to stress the sprout plant to make sprouts, I just eat the massive sprout leaves. All brassicas have the same types of flowers and life cycle, from rape seed, cabbages to sprouts... They were just cultivated for their specific parts that we favoured. With the sprouts, in spring they bolt and flower and my gosh do they attract a plethora of pollinating and beneficial insects, not to mention the flowers are sweet and my kids love to pick and eat them straight off the plants. I cut the seed pods off to encourage more growth and sometimes they end up in salads and soups, sometimes the compost... None wasted... Now after a time, about mid summer, they start to send up newer shoots from further down the base of the plant... Cut down to this point and you've got fresh leaves for starting your cut and come again method through to next spring.... Kind of like you'd do with certain flowering plants (lavender, Burleigh, hydrangea, etc). Cabbages... Cut and come again method throughout the year... When the plant grows tall and the head is big, inside that head is a broccoli looking stem with the typical brassica flowers... (If you let it flower it's the same as I've stated above with the sprouts... Let it go and you'll eventually get new leafy sprouts for next year's head...) But if you harvest the head and leave the stem in the ground, keep tending it and you'll start to get new leafy growth from any of the leaf nodes along the stem from where you've previously harvested. Broccoli... After the first main head of broccoli, you'll start to get 'tender stem' broccoli... Keep harvesting!!! If you let the main head of broccoli go, it'll do as stated above for the cabbages and sprouts, it'll send up the yellow pollinating insect attracting flowers.... If you let the tender stem go, it'll do the same... Again, once the flowers and seed pods have finished and you've cut them back, you'll start to see the normal leafy broccoli foliage appear for new broccoli growth.... Guess what Kale does ...... Keep on gardening folks... I do love the brassicas.. All of mine are about between 3-5 feet in height until I cut the stems down to the newest, strongest leafy growth... They're amazing, so full of vitamins and easy to grow! Sammi xxxxx (North West Midlands, UK)
Jazmine Soto
Jazmine Soto 4 ай бұрын
Who owes epic homesteading?
Chinatown Boy
Chinatown Boy 5 ай бұрын
@Epic Gardening Uncle, it sounds like you and Jacques are going to be out of a job.
WhatMACHI
WhatMACHI 5 ай бұрын
Chris totally should start a KZpost channel! She’s so well spoken.
Dineen Serpa
Dineen Serpa 5 ай бұрын
Had a similar result. My celery was really taking off, even after they went in the ground. Until it got very hot, very quick. Green onions do not disappoint. Even with the heat, they're really producing. Same with left over little potatoes. Have not yet tried carrots or beets. I love the greens too. Will try another time.
Kassie Prawdzik
Kassie Prawdzik 2 ай бұрын
We planted a ton of green onion for fun, my boyfriend is a chef so he'd bring home the ends of the stalks he used during the day, they've been growing and flowering for 4 years and are like 4 ft tall lolol we chopped them down to let the newer babies breathe better.
SuperUsername147
SuperUsername147 3 ай бұрын
@gardengrrlWendy the growth inhibitor is really just to prevent sprouting. It shouldn’t effect growth once they sprout. But yes, organic is better.
J.G. Campbell
J.G. Campbell 4 ай бұрын
We used old sprouty store-bought potatoes in the garden when i was a kid. We'd cut them into pieces, with 2-3 sprouts or eyes in each. Somebody on a recent video got 15 lbs from each potato planted in his compost bed. Not bad for junk veggies, eh?
Mooshki Moo
Mooshki Moo 4 ай бұрын
@CholTaaim My celery is also doing great on my kitchen windowsill.
gardengrrlWendy
gardengrrlWendy 4 ай бұрын
@Michele Jelks you can easily grow potatoes from the store. I just pick organic potatoes and have had no problems at all. Don't use regular potatoes, as they are sprayed with a growth inhibitor.
robert paulsen
robert paulsen 5 ай бұрын
I've grown the carrot but not for eating the leaves. I let them flower out and collected the seeds at the end of the season.
Brianne Guthrie
Brianne Guthrie 2 ай бұрын
how long did it take to flower?
Mateusz Buszko
Mateusz Buszko 3 ай бұрын
@ron allens damn, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm currently overseas, and it's inadvisable for anyone here to drink the tap water without boiling. But it sounds like you can't really drink yours either
ron allens
ron allens 3 ай бұрын
@Mateusz Buszko actually, if you water any poted plant qith tap here its guarenteed to die. I have a filter on it to be drinkable for me. My wife drinks only spring water even for coffee,,, the filtered water here she cant drink,,, we are the last house on the city pipe and imho they use far to many chemicals here
Mateusz Buszko
Mateusz Buszko 3 ай бұрын
@ron allens fascinating. Can't help but wonder if this means there's something slightly weird with your tap water. Perhaps too much chlorine or something. Who knows. I've tried the carrot top thing like three times since watching this video, and all three have grown a 2-3 inch green top and then rotted away. I'm changing the water regularly, keeping them in direct sun for around 3-4 hours a day, and they keep dying :( May as well try rain water as per your suggestion
ron allens
ron allens 3 ай бұрын
@Mateusz Buszko when i root things it only works with rain or distilled water
Dr. Elaine Productions
Dr. Elaine Productions 4 ай бұрын
I really hate those gardening regrow hacks which misdirect and misunderstand people by oversimplifying stuffs. Thanks for supporting this awareness by making this video.
Cecelia Clapham
Cecelia Clapham 4 ай бұрын
Green onions are the best kitchen scrap regrow. They grow super fast and require very little care so they're a great to grow right in the kitchen and just cut and come again. I've kept the same patch from a bunch I bought almost 2 years ago going! I once cut all of them clear down to the whites and within 6 hours there was at least 1/4 inch of new green growth so if you're an impatient gardener, space limited or just need an easy win to build confidence go for the green onions!
Bobbun
Bobbun 9 күн бұрын
@Cecelia Clapham Yeah, that's too cold for them to grow. I believe they're considered hardy to about zone 3, but obviously they don't actively grow in temperatures below freezing. Where I'm at they are still growing slowly, but temperatures are still above freezing during the day nearly every day. What I meant by "perpetual onions" wasn't that they would provide lush vegetation year round, but that as perennials they'll keep coming back year after year--no need to replant.
Cecelia Clapham
Cecelia Clapham 9 күн бұрын
@Bobbun I don't think even Egyptian Walking onions would be producing where I live right now haha. It's been -10 F and I'd have to dig through a foot of snow. But I've got the green onions right in my kitchen :)
Cecelia Clapham
Cecelia Clapham 9 күн бұрын
@Melissa Apoka I transplant them into soil after about a week. I just keep mine in a small pot in my kitchen window and use whatever potting soil or raised bed mix I have. They won't get enough nutrients to last long term with just water but with soil I've kept the same ones going for two years at this point
Bobbun
Bobbun 10 күн бұрын
The best bet on the green onions if you want to keep them long term is to plant them in soil. In most of the U.S., onions will do just fine outside, though they don't compete well with weeds. Consider getting something like Egyptian Walking Onions rather than using kitchen scraps if you want a perpetual supply of green onions, as they're definitely perennial and very cold hardy.
Melissa Apoka
Melissa Apoka 10 күн бұрын
Do you put green onions in soil after a while or only water? I've been letting mine grow for several months now and now got a new batch which i also put in the water but the roots are getting rather long and slimy and I'm unsure if it's because I need to put it in soil
Burt Macklin
Burt Macklin 5 ай бұрын
This makes me really happy. I have been getting those "living lettuce" (2 for $5) and started tossing the root systems in glasses of water. I have been experimenting myself starting this last week and to see this video is fantastic. I am excited to get them planted this weekend.
Talulatree
Talulatree 2 ай бұрын
Yes! Im doing great with pineapples too! And bananas. Im going to plant avacodo tree and maybe a lemon tree.🤔
Hunter Ryan
Hunter Ryan 3 ай бұрын
I do great with pinaple too I have about 5 now. Got 2 pineapples this year
Hunter Ryan
Hunter Ryan 3 ай бұрын
I started doing germinating of mango seeds have one that is actually growing fast. I also have pomegranate and banana trees on my deck. I have done the lettuce I got some but it was starting to be micro- lettice
tsunamis82
tsunamis82 5 ай бұрын
This is hydroponic growing. Nutrients are added to the water which is pumped through the system to oxygenate it. I made my own system in a NovLite covered in porch. Drilled holes in a square down pipe for the plastic plant containers, repurposed my husbands home brew barrel for the water and nutrients, used an aquarium pump and some hose. Grew lettuce, tomatoes and basil until the white fly appeared in huge numbers. All the gear can be purchased at hydroponic shops.
Jaiden Pruszak
Jaiden Pruszak 5 ай бұрын
Great video guys! Lettuce is currently $13 a head in Australia due to the Queensland flood crisis so this will definitely help out!
Talulatree
Talulatree 2 ай бұрын
Omg. I thought spinach went pricey.
M El Jane*
M El Jane* 2 ай бұрын
@Fussy Renovator here California is pretty similar. My fellow Californians decided to penalize me for having been a thumbsucker in utero because my mum worked graveyard in an emergen cy room when I was a fetus. They supposedly give the money for school children's education, but I have only seen them get stupider and more reliant on objects than use of their own knowledge and volition. Here it's not an incentive, but a punishment Anyway, back to food -- This concept of tiered gardening should help you fit more in at home, if your steam of videos is dissimilar to mine : kzpost.info/ex/gJWHmpWgmoyKdpo/bejne
Fussy Renovator
Fussy Renovator 2 ай бұрын
@M El Jane* yes that all tax. The government trying to get people to stop smoking. I don’t know what they cost now because they have to be hidden from view. I think I saw someone buying a pack and they were $50 odd dollars.
M El Jane*
M El Jane* 2 ай бұрын
@Fussy Renovator I remember ciggies were like $26AU a pack in 2007 !
Fussy Renovator
Fussy Renovator 2 ай бұрын
@M El Jane* mainly flooding. We had a storm rip through all the banana plantations some years ago and prices were off the charts. It is AU$12.59 for a 6 inch/ 10 cm Lebanese cucumber. 😂it’s okay we’ve moved to other food. McDonalds is using cabbage in their burgers.
Parsnips and Poppies
Parsnips and Poppies 5 ай бұрын
Bringing Chris onto this channel was such a smart move! Love learning for such a knowledgeable and articulate PNW gardener!!
Chinatown Boy
Chinatown Boy 5 ай бұрын
@Epic Gardening Uncle, this may be your Waterloo. As it is, people think your name is Eric. They know Chris' name.
Epic Gardening
Epic Gardening 5 ай бұрын
So glad to hear that!
Buffy13131
Buffy13131 5 ай бұрын
I needed this!! I’ve been waiting for this and I love her way of explaining things, too. Would LOVE to see a video from one or both of you about an indoor garden like one on that shelf unit she shows. I am about to set one up and try my hand at indoor things like micro-greens and lettuce and hacks like she shows here! Thanks guys!!
N7Mith
N7Mith 5 ай бұрын
For microgreens: the bigger the seed, the more weight you should put on during blackout, so the sprouts start out strong by pushing the weight up. You have to experiment a bit with how much weight, but my friend runs a microgreens company and he puts up quite a bit.
Becca M
Becca M 3 ай бұрын
I took the bottom of celery, put it in water and it took several weeks to grow roots but once it finally did I planted it in the garden and it is doing well and about 14 inches tall!! it looks awesomely healthy!
Justin TR
Justin TR 5 ай бұрын
I'd thought about regrowing carrot tops to get seeds from the flowers, but it didn't occur to me that it would attract good insects as well. Thanks Chris!
Heather Hogan
Heather Hogan 4 ай бұрын
Been growing green onions in a cup of water on my windowsill for ages. I almost always have some there. I often refresh them with new ones, but I feel like I can get at least 4x the amount of green onions as I buy just by keeping the roots in some water.
Nut Bastard
Nut Bastard Ай бұрын
4x sounds about right before they start running out of nutrients. After all, the mass of any given plant is 99% captured from the air, not the soil.
Josha
Josha Ай бұрын
Once the green onions regrowth gets too small, you can put them in some soil and they'll grow back huge again :)
Nelly
Nelly Ай бұрын
Yeah I’ve been buying hello fresh cause I’m lazy and their green onions are massive and I’ve also been growing mine in a cup of water and they are like world record green onions there huge. Like the base of them are the size of shallots it’s nutty
gardengrrlWendy
gardengrrlWendy 4 ай бұрын
When I harvested my bok choy, I cut it off just above the soil level, and was surprised to see more bok choy growing out of the base a few days later! It was pretty fast and tastes just as good!!
Lil Kitsune Mischief
Lil Kitsune Mischief 5 ай бұрын
This is what I needed at the start of the pandemic cause I thought I could infinitely regrow kitchen scraps, but never realize the plants' lifespans. This explains a lot of when I tried to regrow my scraps
Fussy Renovator
Fussy Renovator 3 ай бұрын
Let them go to seed.
Joe Garcia
Joe Garcia 5 ай бұрын
I tried this with Celery and now we have a huge celery plant, that produces so much, and its all we really need because we don't use celery that much.
Hikary Chan
Hikary Chan 3 ай бұрын
neat!!
cathy ness
cathy ness 4 ай бұрын
@Chinatown Boy DRIED CELERY SEEDS ARE VERY DELICIOUS AS A SPICE, AS WELL.
cathy ness
cathy ness 4 ай бұрын
FIND OTHERS WHO WOULD LOVE TO SHARE/TRADE YOU, ETC. I CAN CELERY/ONION & CARROTS FOR SOUPS. MY CELERY LEAVES ARE 10 X THE SIZE OF ANY IN THE STORE, & BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE STOCKS ARE HALF THE SIZE ! LOL TASTE WONDERFUL THOUGH.
Chinatown Boy
Chinatown Boy 5 ай бұрын
It will flower. Drop seed. And you will have celery every year.
Celtic Lass
Celtic Lass 5 ай бұрын
You mean I WON'T be able to turn bean sprouts into fresh corn? Dang you Blossom, dang you!!! (seriously do people still believe Blossom is anything but a huge scam?!) Also I never thought about growing new lettuce from from those hydroponic ones. Very cool!
Joy L
Joy L 2 ай бұрын
Speaking of sprouts, that's an easy way to use things that went to seed, like broccoli which really adds a good flavour to salads.
David Alvarez
David Alvarez 5 ай бұрын
I do the same thing with purchased hydroponically grown basil here in Austin Texas. Sweet video, thank you Epic Gardening Crew for the amazing content ! 🙌🏽
beethovenjunkie
beethovenjunkie 4 ай бұрын
I have adhd, so sometimes my root veggies grow roots in the fridge. I like to plant them in my balcony planter. Carrots and radishes, for example, have really pretty flowers. Garlic does, too, and they smell lovely and the bees like them.
Joy L
Joy L 2 ай бұрын
Well, I'm not sure if mine is better or worse, but I forgot to cover some of my potatoes in the garden after the rain washed the dirt off, so some of the new potatoes that I had grown out of last year's scraps, started sprouting really early. I replanted them, so I'll see what happens in another month. This time I'm going to be more intentional about what I eat vs what I save to plant.
Kien Giang
Kien Giang 5 ай бұрын
I love Chris' content and info... but deep down inside I was expecting Kevin roasting a bunch of dumb videos and instead I got a lesson that I was grateful for. Mixed feelings.
Chinatown Boy
Chinatown Boy 5 ай бұрын
@Epic Gardening Aunty Chris stole the spotlight from you and Jacques.
Kahei Inglis
Kahei Inglis 5 ай бұрын
Ha same
Ryanrulesok
Ryanrulesok 5 ай бұрын
@Epic Gardening roast peppers ?
Gardening with Princess
Gardening with Princess 5 ай бұрын
I was definitely waiting for a roasting session 🤣
Epic Gardening
Epic Gardening 5 ай бұрын
Don't worry, I'll be back to roast 😂
Ellium
Ellium 5 ай бұрын
Good to see Chris coming back for more collabs. She is awesome!
tsuribachi
tsuribachi 5 ай бұрын
I managed to get some pumpkin seed from store-bought pumpkin to grow, although not very good rate (from 19 seeds, 6-7 sprouted, 3-4 still thrive). I have more success with water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica). I got 3 cutting that grew well. Now I get 4 extra one by allowing the nodes on the stems to touch the ground, which cause the root to sprout within a week. I wish I can put it in larger space but I only have a balcony.
OneStarAbove
OneStarAbove 2 ай бұрын
We had a pumpkin tossed out in the yard. It sat there literally until it collapsed. When trying to move it, there were lots of tiny plants underneath that had sprouted from the seeds.
Joy L
Joy L 2 ай бұрын
I was really disappointed that some watermelon seeds I planted a couple years ago didn't grow, so I understand having to plant a lot. The squash seeds I planted this year from a store have been very prolific, so I just saved some of the rest of them for next year. I don't usually need a whole bag of seeds in one year as I like variety.
Pamela Norva
Pamela Norva 5 ай бұрын
Thanks Epic Gardening! I learned the hard way when I tried growing mangoes 😂 Planted 5 seeds and I realized I cannot wait 5+ years and bought a grafted one 😂😂
Ryanrulesok
Ryanrulesok 5 ай бұрын
You can use them as an ornamental house plant if you can't wait for it to grow that big
Pamela Norva
Pamela Norva 5 ай бұрын
@DoubleDragon lucky and congratulations! That must have felt so great! My seedlings did not last a year 😂
FrozenWolf150
FrozenWolf150 5 ай бұрын
I wish I could grow mangoes in 7b. So I'm growing pawpaw trees instead.
unpopular truth
unpopular truth 5 ай бұрын
6 months ago I came across some organic mangoes I ate all of them and took the seed out and now I have a small tree hopefully it will produce fruit💛🌱
Talulatree
Talulatree 2 ай бұрын
@Farmer Marcus really? Im going to try that with cherries. How did you germinate them?
cathy ness
cathy ness 4 ай бұрын
I JUST PLANTED MY ROOTED SEED > BUT < I MAY NOT KEEP IT AT ALL SINCE I LOOKED UP THE PROCESS & IT SAID IT'S RELATED TO < POISON IVY > ! UGH.... LOL
Susan Mercurio
Susan Mercurio 4 ай бұрын
Are they self-fertile?
M. Theresa
M. Theresa 4 ай бұрын
Good luck! My dad had much success with his Mango tree from seed. 🥭
Farmer Marcus
Farmer Marcus 5 ай бұрын
Doing this with cherries. It’s well worth the wait
Mike Seitz
Mike Seitz 5 ай бұрын
I am harvesting 6 Vidalia onions this week that I grew from 3 onion bottoms. They are not huge, but they appear to be edible. Four of them actually set flowers and possibly seeds.
Birdyfeeder z
Birdyfeeder z 3 ай бұрын
Onion flowers are tasty garnish, too
Ps Till
Ps Till 3 ай бұрын
Plant some of the seeds in the fall, then cover the young plants to protect them in winter. You might get some nice onions in the spring.
cathy ness
cathy ness 4 ай бұрын
I EXPERIMENTED...: } I CUT THE SPROUTS AT ABOUT 6 + INCHES ON ALL BUT ONE. IT DEVELOPED A BUD...SO I CLIPPED THAT SPROUT AND IT'S GROWING MORE SPROUTS AGAIN. : }
Dimension640
Dimension640 5 ай бұрын
What bothers me is that usually for this "hacks" to work you have to leave the best part of the produce, especially for lettuces. Besides that, is nice to see a little scientific-y take on this issue
Bobbun
Bobbun 10 күн бұрын
Lettuce is really easy and cheap to grow from seed.
Johanna Janiszewski
Johanna Janiszewski 3 ай бұрын
I thought the same. You leave half of the lettuce to regrow less mass than you left. Maybe worth it if you don't plan to eat the whole thing at once and have some fresh leafs later...
Susie X
Susie X 5 ай бұрын
Ive tried many times to grow green onions from seed, it never works, but I do take the left over one inch of my green onions with roots, directly plant them in the soil and grow bigger and healthier green onions than the original ones that were bought at the store. So its like two for the price of one. Just this morning I went out and cut seven or eight of them from my balcony garden which had grown quite big, washed, chopped them, and put them in my Ziplock bag of green onions kept in the freezer. I started a new bag and by the end of Summer, I hope to have enough to last through the Winter.
Kyle
Kyle 14 күн бұрын
I have multi generations of onions from store bought parents. Green onions readily transplant, so focus on getting them sprouted in starter containers, then transfer.
roughroadstudio
roughroadstudio 4 ай бұрын
I have pots of green onions all over my yard. If left alone the will bulb up and you can use them like shallots, they will eventually fliwer and seed. If you orevent that tgey can over winter and become huge. They will be tougher but work great scissored into a potroast or soup where they have the cooking time to become tender.
Little Boots
Little Boots 4 ай бұрын
I just started some spring onions too! I put in water for 3 days then transferred to a pot. It's been 7 days and they've tripled in size. Predictably the ones with the biggest bulbs on the bottom have done best. I've put them outside for some sun everyday and watered a little. I'm impressed. Glad I caught this video because I was wondering what to try next, salad veg is the way to go I think. Next will be herbs. I'm a total beginner with no flower beds so it's all containers. It's fun.
Chelsea
Chelsea 4 ай бұрын
I've had the best results growing them indoors in decomposable containers. Then I slowly get them used to the sun before transferring to outside. Even then out of 14 containers 3 seeds each, only 5 or so containers survived outside at most. Potassium water boots really help!
elizabeth haas
elizabeth haas 3 ай бұрын
I've done carrots, beets and kale on my windowsill just for the fun of seeing them grow at the end of winter. I really enjoyed watching them grow and the leaves of all of these were interesting and beautiful. I didn't eat them though- it was just plant therapy. 😄 Also a wonderful project for little children to see how things grow. Actually though carrot and beet greens are both edible. I love beet greens sauteed with little bacon.
Jeanette Schul
Jeanette Schul 5 ай бұрын
Thank you, Chris and Kevin, I know you do not like the food scraps thing but let me explain.... I am a pusher of regrowing kitchen scraps. Cabbage works very well. When rooting cores I take off all the leaves, celery stalks, except for the young buds and a few extra leaves-wasted real food that draws energy from the core, instead of growing new leaves from the energy in the core. Somebody grew rice sprouted from brown rice in a store and that same fellow rooted and grew a broccoli from the leaves off a (flower). The broccoli got a plant from the bottom where the roots come out. If people are looking for a dinner out of these, they have a long wait. But that is not the object. We have people so poor in this country so malnutrinated, that this could be a boon to them. The cost is zero so anyone can do it. If things crash in this country, we will have people starving. We have to make this work, no matter who does not like it. It gives hands with nothing, something and HOPE. It gives hands something to do that is positive. Hopefully, it spurs an interest in growing things to make a plan to grow food WORK. In the food you grew Chris, in three weeks, first week for scallions, there was something to eat. I would not worry about prize winning plants as much as morsels in my mouth. We need to educate, yes, there is a lot of detail. But it can be simple as well, it does not take much to put vegetation in a dish of water. We may have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps one day. We simply have to tell ourselves, YES, WE CAN. I want to see everyone's beautiful face on the other side of this. I want to come out better than we were before. Thank you both again. Much appreciated.
Sharon Knorr
Sharon Knorr 5 ай бұрын
FYI, the larger kiwi in the supermarket are not terribly frost hardy, so if you are in a cold climate, may not go well. There is a much more frost hardy kiwi that is much smaller and available in seed catalogues.
T Montero
T Montero 5 ай бұрын
Fun video to watch. This lady is a wonderful resource for all of us gardeners! Thanks!
Cuban Mama
Cuban Mama 5 ай бұрын
Great video! There is so much misinformation out there about growing kitchen scraps! I grow all of my garden seedlings from seed. It's so easy and you get to choose what varieties to plant! All scraps either get composted or get turned into stock and canned. This video encourages people who are considering gardening for the first time to successfully grow edibles without having to grow from seed. That will eventually follow.
Ricky Torres
Ricky Torres 5 ай бұрын
@Chinatown Boy Absolutely. :)
Chinatown Boy
Chinatown Boy 5 ай бұрын
@Ricky Torres Most of these scraps can re-grow, flower, and drop seed. That's where you will get the next crop from. In my yard, celery, carrot, potato, cabbage, and tomato - all came from the grocery store. With tomato, you just need to plant the seeds. With potato, just start with 1. Don't eat the harvest. If you get 5 to 8 potato, save those as the next season's seed potato. Celery, carrot, cabbage, beets.......all flower. You will get the seeds. They will grow. Year after year.
Tiffcat
Tiffcat 5 ай бұрын
The last sentence is me ;)
Ricky Torres
Ricky Torres 5 ай бұрын
Exactly, it wonderful encouragement and is a gateway for those of us who can't get access to seeds' or we can't afford foods PLUS seeds and supplies.
DyesubDave
DyesubDave 3 ай бұрын
One of the other advantages of growing some of the biennial plants (which I believe many onions are as well) is that even if you don't get more food from it you can collect the seeds when it flowers to grow the following year. Living lettuce and green onions are great to stick in a pot and keep growing for a while.
Grasshopper Main
Grasshopper Main 4 ай бұрын
An important thing to consider when growing from seeds found in grocery store fruits, especially fruit trees is to check if they are likely hybrids. Hybridization is the process of crossing two elite lines together to create a elite combination of traits, but if you plant those seeds (F2) they lose the genetic consistency. If you grow a tree or crop from seed it may be worth considering spending the extra dollars to get a seed pack for higher quality and quantity. Dont let that stop you from having fun though!
Seraphina Joyce
Seraphina Joyce Ай бұрын
With fruit bought from supermarkets and such rather than direct from growers has likely been subjected to preservation treatments that may pose an issue if you are going to plant the seeds afterwards. Treating them with radiation to kill any microorganisms present from before they were wax coated and such is fairly common to help them survive the long global supply chains of the supermarkets in saleable condition for example. Generally this is probably not something you would want, not unless you are planning to grow them for research purposes trying to identify some beneficial traits among the random mutations and eventually be able to breed them into desirable strain, the result is unlikely to ever be a net positive as is without that lengthy process. This is less likely to be an issue with fresh produce bought directly from a grower but supermarkets have other priorities than seed quality that are in conflict here.
Joy L
Joy L 2 ай бұрын
I find that with tomatoes. I love the hybrids that aren't as acidic (mostly sun gold, they're so sweet!), but somehow I end up with random tomato plants in my garden, so something somewhere must have decent seeds. I just don't remember putting any tomato seeds into the compost, so I don't know how old they are. Still taste good whatever they are. My dad had the same thing happen when some cucumbers from Costco when he threw some bad parts into his garden and tilled it up. We had a few bonus cucumbers!
renata
renata 5 ай бұрын
I started the base of my vegygarden from kitchenscrabs. Thanks to kevin i already knew those would not grow back fully as expected. But i went for it. I have multiple lettuce plants growing in my greenhouse, slowly starting to go to seed for next year. Carrottops are flowering multiple unions growing nicely. Its very fun to see and i cant wait to harvest seeds
Iris S
Iris S 5 ай бұрын
I've been trying some of them out as we speak! Great to get some background information from a source I trust👍🌱
Epic Gardening
Epic Gardening 5 ай бұрын
Great to hear!
astrosoup
astrosoup 5 ай бұрын
I love growing things from scraps just to fill in little holes in my garden and give the soil something to do. However, grocery store varieties are often selected for presentation rather than taste or nutrition. If I'm going to grow something to harvest and eat, I would rather drop a few bucks on a seed packet of a more delicious heirloom variety.
AW_Tig Tiggerific
AW_Tig Tiggerific 5 ай бұрын
I have been experimenting for fun planting seeds from various things, so far the apple and tomato seeds have been growing well, the tomato plants are looking very healthy so I’m hoping they will actually get tomatoes on them. I collected seeds from store bought strawberries but they haven’t grown anything, has anyone else tried strawberries, I’m wondering if i took the seeds off the strawberry too soon or if it has anything to do with the strawberries being kept in the fridge 🤔 kiwi was the next one I was going to try. Another commenter suggested growing the carrot tops, letting them flower and collecting these seeds, which sounds like a great idea as you then have free seeds for the following season, but I’m wondering if these seeds would actually be viable. I love experimenting tho so I might try it. Edit - a few years ago I collected seeds from some bell peppers 🫑 and grew some great plants which I was able to collect peppers from
e peach
e peach 4 ай бұрын
I have a dedicated pot outside that I throw the spent moldy strawberries from the bottom of the container that sat too long, from the grocery store. Most of the time they DO produce but it may take a year before you get fruit from the plants. I have shared my plants with others. I have never bought strawberry plants. You should try it!
Prismatica
Prismatica 5 ай бұрын
When meyer lemons come back around, I'm gonna start a few seedlings. Citrus usually grow true to type and I like the wait. Also a super pretty plant.
rkng1 garcia
rkng1 garcia 4 ай бұрын
Meyer lemons are a hybrid. Since they were developed from 2 different plants the seeds are unlikely to grow true to type. Stark Brothers nursery online sells Meyer lemon trees. Like all hybrid fruits they are grafted. If your state produces Meyer lemons, you might not be able to buy one and should look for a local nursery
Brian McCarrier
Brian McCarrier 4 ай бұрын
Meyer's are one of the citrus that don't come true to type. If you want a true to type lemon grow a Eureka or Lisbon lemon (the two types just sold as "lemon" at supermarkets).
Quality First
Quality First 5 ай бұрын
@Chinatown Boy Ok, thanks for clarifying. :)
Chinatown Boy
Chinatown Boy 5 ай бұрын
@Quality First Usually, no.
Quality First
Quality First 5 ай бұрын
Would a navel orange grow true to type as well? I've been wanting one of those for a while and always wondered....
Jesse r
Jesse r 3 ай бұрын
Try experimenting with rooting hormone in half of them. See if there is any noticeable difference. And dissolved potassium, for root growth can be important also. 😁🦖
Tannius
Tannius 4 ай бұрын
I've had incredible success with onions. I keep the last 1-1.5 cm of the onion above the root and put it into shallow water until it puts out a leaf and a couple of roots. I have a whole patch of grocery onions in the garden now. They bloomed absolutely huge seed heads this year. I'll probably never need to buy onions again after this year.
Hannah
Hannah 5 ай бұрын
I had no problem with cellery and salads. They grew new roots, too! It needs a lot of time (4 weeks for the first roots and about 6 or more for roots ready to plant!) and now its blooms, so I will harvest seeds.
Mary O'Connell
Mary O'Connell 4 ай бұрын
This is an amazing video. My daughter and I started with a romaine lettuce which is doing well. Then we stuck a garlic clove in soil and it is growing!! We would love to have an outdoor garden, but FL is too hot. So we will plant inside and hope for the best! Thanks for your great knowledge. Happy summer!
J Modified
J Modified 4 ай бұрын
You can grow garlic in south Florida - just plant in late fall. I grew from grocery store bulbs this year but started too late - in January. In four months the tops died and the bulbs were about half the size of the originals. The flavor was more concentrated though. This year I'll start in late October or something. Also pretty much any type of lettuce will grow in the cooler half of the year.
Bottomfeeder Food
Bottomfeeder Food 4 ай бұрын
Thanks for testing these out for real!! So helpful to see a more honest show of these. 🙏🏼🔥
Rumade
Rumade 5 ай бұрын
Love this! I've mainly avoided these hacks as I prefer doing things from seed, but I'm actually tempted to try the beetroot and celery ones now. All of my celery seedlings were slugged, so this way I could have some leaves on my windowsill instead. Thank you for taking the time to experiment! Oh and one other thing... when my housemates were sprouting avocados 6 years ago, this older neighbour kept being negative about it. First she would say "bah, it'll take 20 years to fruit!" And then "it'll never been warm enough here for them!". Well, 6 years has passed in the blink of an eye, just 14 to go; and climate change means that we may yet see avocados in England...
HappyComfort
HappyComfort 3 ай бұрын
You probably already know this but just wanted to mention also that no matter what you may hear, avocados can self pollinate. So no worries about having a male and a female.
Jedi Talez
Jedi Talez 5 ай бұрын
I re-grow my cuttings of green onions and they grow great! Favorite plant in my garden this year
Ann E
Ann E 5 ай бұрын
I will try regrowing beets! That could make nice leaves to try to keep inside in the winter!. I had success with romaine lettuce, celery and green onions. I bring the green onions pot inside in the winter, they grow thinner but still grow. For fun I tried mangoes (but didn’t survive the second year), avocado and pineapple top. :)
Jackhammer
Jackhammer 5 ай бұрын
I threw green onions in my garden just as an experiment. The second year it grew these beautiful orb like flowers. I never used it for food. Just curious what it would do.
Jackhammer
Jackhammer 5 ай бұрын
@Itzel I didn’t know that. I will try that.
Jackhammer
Jackhammer 5 ай бұрын
@mike conley well yeah I assumed that. Ha ha. 🙃
Itzel
Itzel 5 ай бұрын
Onion flowers are also edible if you aren’t interested in the seeds. When the flowers are new and fresh, the individual blossoms can be strewn on salads.
mike conley
mike conley 5 ай бұрын
Those were onion seeds.
Renee Merkel
Renee Merkel 3 ай бұрын
Hi! I have done the same, with also a cabbage core, a pineapple top, a horseraddish top and an avocado pit. With the celery, i pull off most of the outer shafts, and leave the middle with just 2 or 3 of the tiny leafy shoots, which enables more roots to get started out of those shaft ends, and the old leaves allow it to soak up more sunshine. My stalks dont grow real tall either, but lots of dark green very flavorable leaves! With the onions, i cut off all around the core area, and use those pices to eat. As long as you have that core, from root to tip, its plenty to get another started. Same with lettuce... pull off and use the big outer leaves, which bares more of that core base for roots to grow from. With the cabbage, what is real cool about, is that 4 or 5 plants will grow up from the core base. I didnt let it grow to form heads, but ate the fresh tender leaves as tgey grew. The horseraddish leaves have grown to 2 1/2 feet tall so far thus year. They are edible and add great flavor to coleslaw, salads, sauces, meat dishes... It does take long for those tiny hair roots to get big, but they winter over and spread, so keep an eye on them if you dont want them to take over. Its lots of fun though! Thanks for your video! 😋
Karen Reaves
Karen Reaves 4 ай бұрын
I just planted green onion bottoms and enjoy the green tops. Thank you for sharing her expertise. I always harvest seeds, and have a variety sprouting. Experimenting is fun.
Fall off the Map
Fall off the Map 4 ай бұрын
Missed an important detail with the avocados there. They are almost always grafted because if grow from seed they usually produce a fruitless or near fruitless tree.
Thea Bino
Thea Bino 15 күн бұрын
We've been eating our Avocados for the last two weeks and they taste wonderfull. We let things grow as nature allows them. The same way we grow papya for a few years now and enjoy their fruit. The papya is not sweet as in Brazil but tasty enough for us.@Albert Chen
Albert Chen
Albert Chen 15 күн бұрын
@Thea Bino Do the avocados taste good? You could get them recognised as a new variety!
Julie Woodman
Julie Woodman 3 ай бұрын
Or they produce fruit that is 80% seed like my friends tree did
MRF Fe
MRF Fe 3 ай бұрын
I believe she did say that, she said it quickly.
Thea Bino
Thea Bino 4 ай бұрын
@Fall off the Map Thank you. Yes I am aware of that as 40 years ago another tree from a pip gave us no fruit.
Selina Mularz
Selina Mularz 5 ай бұрын
I'd been struggling getting my green onions to grow from seed, so i tried planting the scraps instead and now i have beautiful green onions after only a few weeks. I'm never buying seed packets for onions again lol.
J Modified
J Modified 4 ай бұрын
Let a few continue growing and you'll have your own seeds.
Kristina Morris
Kristina Morris 4 ай бұрын
I tossed green onion bulbs in water and the next day had growth already! They look great and have grown so much in 12 days
Randy O
Randy O 5 ай бұрын
Best video ever and Chris is so knowledgeable. I usually stick to the scallions but after watching I might venture out some more!
Gzeebo
Gzeebo 5 ай бұрын
This is a great video. The information helps you decide what to attempt to grow from scraps, if you want, based on your interests and circumstances. It's made me feel inspired to try a few things, rather than be discouraged to try.
Koeseki Star0
Koeseki Star0 3 ай бұрын
Growing apples from seed will usually just result in crab apples, and avocados from seed will usually taste awful. These fruits will vary in genetics enough in just one generation to deviate significantly from their original bred taste. Commercially, these are grafted as a way of cloning the tastier genetics, among other reasons.
Christine Frazier
Christine Frazier 5 ай бұрын
I love green onions 🧅 so I regrew some scraps last year and saved the seeds. Planted them this spring and have had a great harvest this year too.
Christine Frazier
Christine Frazier 4 ай бұрын
@Yee I would totally try them also, but most of the gardening channels say they are only good for a couple years.
Yee
Yee 4 ай бұрын
@Christine Frazier I would say try them. I have 13-year-old leek seeds that are still germinating at about 100%. My old green onion seeds also seem good. I just do not germinate as much of those, since I have perennial clumps of those all over the garden.
Christine Frazier
Christine Frazier 4 ай бұрын
@The Annie Sisters you have to let the onions bloom and when the little flowers dry up you can save the seeds. But the seeds from onions are only good for a couple years.
The Annie Sisters
The Annie Sisters 4 ай бұрын
Hi, where are the seeds? I didn't know about that
Yee
Yee 4 ай бұрын
@gardengrrlWendy I just put it just under the soil. You can actually just piace it on a shallow platter of water and it will grow. I am in a dry location, so I lose some to drying out sometimes, but I still get plenty. We actually do not buy green onions anymore since we have lots out back. I harvest by cutting just above the roots and have patches of green onions in the garden year round. Chives, too. So many chives that I turn some under the soil periodically.
Neuropsych Roberts
Neuropsych Roberts 4 ай бұрын
Great video. Started regrowing from scraps during lockdown. Had a great time with sweet potatoes too in Southern CA. Glad this info is getting out. Have fun and be fruitful folks👍🏽
elines acevedo
elines acevedo 5 ай бұрын
My pineapple, green onions, passion vine, ginger, tumeric, tomato plants and pepper plants are from "scraps". I've also done potato and sweet potato in the past.
JoAnn
JoAnn 3 ай бұрын
I've been experimenting with plants that will grow year round ( I live in AZ ). Kale chives and basil so far are doing great. I'm ready to try more soon but I don't want to start in the hottest time of the year, plants in AZ need to slowly adjust to the heat. Just like humans ( if that's possible lol: )
Caren Jerica Ponce
Caren Jerica Ponce 3 ай бұрын
Thank you so much for this! It was so helpful and informative. I have to teach my Grade 5 students how to plant vegetables and I had zero clue how to go about with it since I've never done it before but this video really saved me. Thank you so much!!!
Pervy
Pervy 5 ай бұрын
For me growing from scraps has only worked well for onion types from leeks to green onion and the like. Celery does okay. Cabbage and lettus work a little then fail to make anything worthwhile before keeling. Carrots make nothing worthwhile. Bokchoy worked a little better than other cabbages, but not great.
rowanistic
rowanistic 4 ай бұрын
A while ago I literally had the most delicious peach I had every had in my life fr and I was super sad to learn that peach stones don't grow true to seed :(
Clare Hidalgo
Clare Hidalgo 3 ай бұрын
Yeah, that's why you pay the price for grafted trees with a branch cut from a true producing tree to essentially have a clone of it. If you go out in like march you can often find bare root seedlings for like $50-60 but once they are potted the price can shoot up to $100+. The persimmon I bought my mom last year was $109 because it was potted
Ps Till
Ps Till 3 ай бұрын
@Francesca Poteet We used to have fruit trees and berry bushes when I was young. The birds would get everything if you let them. Funny trick - sheer curtains covering the young fruit and pinned fairly tight at the base of bush or tree will keep 'em out if you leave no gaps or holes. Sunlight and air gets in, bugs ( mostly) and birds stay out.... you get to eat the fruit. FYI - peach trees fruit Really well every 4 yrs. once they start. The other three, just average.
Susan Mercurio
Susan Mercurio 4 ай бұрын
@Francesca Poteet : Wow, that's exciting. Good luck with your harvest!
Francesca Poteet
Francesca Poteet 4 ай бұрын
Really? That’s disappointing because we bought a box of peaches last year and the year before from a farm and the pits we threw out in the garden sprouted several trees. One is about 6 foot tall right now and the others are about a foot. Mom has a tree that’s producing fruit although the wildlife gets it first and she doesn’t spray it so there are caterpillars/worms eating them. Im still hopeful maybe we’ll get some type of edible fruit.
Susan Mercurio
Susan Mercurio 4 ай бұрын
Try it anyway. Who knows? It could come up great!
Buzzy'sHelper
Buzzy'sHelper 4 ай бұрын
For Fun and Food I tried to grow this years potted garden all from seeds from last years plants. I tried cross pollinating some tomatoes and peppers. I also saved seeds from last years marigolds, zinnias, and sweet Williams. Everything so far has produced plants... I was a month behind for transplanting because of illness, but I have enough plants to keep me busy for tending to. I did start from store bought seeds cucumber, basil, zucchini, parsley, and chives. BUT I also started a small potted garden of scraps. Mostly all greens. The bok choy flowered right away.... I'm just experimenting, but I'm wondering if maybe I can get some seeds from these scrap-transplants !(?)
Linda Hill
Linda Hill 5 ай бұрын
I did try leeks and they did grow in water. Unfortunately the cats kept pulling them out
Freya and Helga the Cat Goddesses💞
Freya and Helga the Cat Goddesses💞 3 ай бұрын
@A 55 😤
Ps Till
Ps Till 3 ай бұрын
Front porch, in a sunny spot? But try on a table or shelf. Rodents will happily eat your sprouting plants. :( But Not if they can't get to them.
Arkylie
Arkylie 4 ай бұрын
Just double-checked and leeks are in the same family as onions and garlic, all of which are toxic to cats. Be careful they're not eating them!
Linda Hill
Linda Hill 4 ай бұрын
@Anthony Morris I may try them again and pot them for inside.
Anthony Morris
Anthony Morris 4 ай бұрын
I kept leeks in a pitcher with water for a whole winter. They were supposed to be food but became houseplants. They were on a high shelf and the leaves grew over four feet long. Didn't know they could do that.
Kay Kaye
Kay Kaye 3 ай бұрын
So appreciated this video. I've been unsuccessfully growing these scraps for years wondering why they don't worlk for me like the hacks show. Now I know why. This told me everything I needed to kjow. Kuddos on sharing Chris with us on your channel. She's awesome!
Angeegabs
Angeegabs 4 ай бұрын
Thank you for this! I always thought it was my fault and that I needed to work on my gardening skills!
Bemony Menisha
Bemony Menisha 3 ай бұрын
This is a great overview of growing scraps! My family started gardening recently. Most of our plants are store-bought or from my moms coworker, but we recently had great success regrowing green onions! I might suggest we try regrowing ginger next
Yvette and Jorgen Larsen
Yvette and Jorgen Larsen 3 ай бұрын
Heck, in the south, green onions grow everywhere
Trish Davi
Trish Davi 5 ай бұрын
Re: kiwi! Have 2 supposedly self pollinating varieties over 5 years now never produced any fruit...tempted to buy a different variety established kiwi male ...recommend? Trying yams and sweet potato slips to cover crop in the greenhouse on Vancouver Island. Hoping this will work. Lemongrass rooted in water did work well for me years ago as it created thicker stalks than anything grown from seed or bought if available from garden centers
Kristin
Kristin 4 ай бұрын
I was going to say, kiwis are super tricky and weird. My mom had a male and female plant and they never bore fruit in the 18 years that I was at home 😅
Megan Howard
Megan Howard 4 ай бұрын
Ive grown bell peppers from seeds from store bought red pepper. I used the top of my pineapple and its about 2 years old now. I just started lemongrass, tumeric, and ginger from the organic section at walmart. Ive got lemon and plum trees growing but i know they will take forever to fruit. It was fun to experiment with them though. This video was fun. Thanks.
Lil mess
Lil mess 3 ай бұрын
In October I’m going to move to another city and live by myself, by then I’m gonna start growing greens in my flat, so this video was really helpful (๑・̑◡・̑๑)
pray with Pio
pray with Pio 5 ай бұрын
I've basically only had any success with scraps in hydro. When l plant in soil or transplant from a hydro start, they don't thrive. I've tried romaine, tomatoes and spring onions. I think l need to work on getting the soil right with nutrients and drainage. Any advice would be appreciated.
pray with Pio
pray with Pio 5 ай бұрын
@AW_Tig Tiggerific Thank you. I will try this approach with my next attempts.
AW_Tig Tiggerific
AW_Tig Tiggerific 5 ай бұрын
Small pots with drainage holes normally work best I find for transferring from water, I start off with very small ones until good roots have established around the soil. Also I’m not sure what you used but make sure you have good compost, not just old soil. Keep the plant in the same location where it was sat in the water for a while, if you suddenly change its location it can be shocked and not grow. I have also been growing tomato plants from seeds collected from tomatos and a few other things. Good luck
Ryanrulesok
Ryanrulesok 5 ай бұрын
You need to avoid damage to the roots and let the plant acclimatise to the ambient temperature otherwise you kill them
Ricky Torres
Ricky Torres 5 ай бұрын
Soil is literally your problem (not because hydro is any better but...) what you NEED is LIFE!! Liberate anything that resembles a fairly size able container (heck that random Amazon box will do just fine and compost itself!!), load it up with scraps (anything that you would eat, plants' matters even weeds are fine, leaves and so on, if it can mold, break down, etc your likely good to go!!) then once it's nearly full put a couple of inches of soil on top. Put your plants/seeds down and water as usual. If your doing this indoors make sure you add some worms inside of this setup. So they can failicate things. Coffee grounds can also help with balancing fungi growth as well to moderate the bacteria somewhat (most soils are bacteria rich instead of sufficient fungi as well). This will help with roots' development and the plants' networks. Hope this helps!
puggirl415 puggirl
puggirl415 puggirl 5 ай бұрын
I've tried many of these and the celery and lettuce did awesome for me. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area and we are cooler here so my celery didn't bolt. I've also propagated Kevin's favorite fruit the dragon fruit by getting a fruit with some stem left and it grew! I was so excited. Unfortunately, it's too cool here to grow actual dragon fruits on my plant but the plant itself is doing well. I'm definitely going to try the living lettuces. I never wanted to pay for them but since I can get at least 2 for 1 I think I will try.
A 55
A 55 5 ай бұрын
Home Depot in Colma was selling dragon fruit plants.
Epic Gardening
Epic Gardening 5 ай бұрын
Smart move on the dragon fruit!
ghostbirdofprey
ghostbirdofprey 3 ай бұрын
I'm curios how the taste of the regrown lettuce compares. I've done lettuce cut and come again before and I've noticed it seems to get more bitter the more times they've been harvested, so I am wondering if the regrown lettuce is also a bit more bitter
Dawsie
Dawsie 4 ай бұрын
I have been regrowing brown onions, leeks and spring onions for years and have found they are sweeter than the parent plant ever was, I find it best to cut the leeks and spring onions at the base while still in the ground. I only do this for 2 years only as they do end up with a large bulb like a pickled onion size. I have tried lettuce but I don’t eat enough salad to make it worth my while, I have a silverbeet plant that I have been growing now for 6 years and it’s still going strong I harvest the leaves to dry and turn into powder. I have been meaning to pull out my silverbeet plant but all the while I get new young leaves on the now silverbeet tree I will let it go for now, I’m just surprised that it’s lasted over 6 years. My bell peppers are around 2-3 years old and still giving me fruit nearly all year around. For beetroots I grow the golden yellow beets as I love their taste as well as it’s leaves I kind of harvest the leaves more than the beet once the beat gets very long I still harvest the beet as I place the beet into the food dryer and then turn it into powder which gives me the flavour without the chewy beet as they do go stringy as they get older and longer, but they still have flavour hence the reason I turn them into powder.
tammy byrd
tammy byrd 5 ай бұрын
Great video! I've been regrowing scraps for years. Last year I had my biggest celery ever! :)
Kesha Villaca
Kesha Villaca 5 ай бұрын
I really enjoy following these videos. I am a grounds specialist and I have been planning a garden I want for a few years now and narrowing down on buying a homestead, so I have been trying to get as much knowledge as possible I still need to learn a lot with plants. These videos are the best for furthering your knowledge. The one thing I don't like is when plants are getting damaged for no reason, and they could easily be given to a family or used at a church if it's too much food for Kevin.. I really do love this channel though and not saying that part ruins my experience. I just don't see damaging plants making or breaking the channel. They seem like great people and I love they way they teach/talk on the channel. Very informational Great job Kevin and Chris !! =)
DBADaddy
DBADaddy 4 ай бұрын
I had a green onion survive over 6.5 years, I just cut some green off it when I needed it. Right now I have about an 8 sq ft bed with a couple of dozen giant green onions in it. I only planted 12, but they seem to have reproduced. A few that I pulled because the bed was getting crowded had several bulbs jammed together.
Candy H
Candy H 3 ай бұрын
I have had great success with Green Onions (Scallions) and Celery , this year we actually had a couple store bought tomatoes when they were cut into actually had little tiny plants growing from the seeds so I took them and planted them shallow in container soil and now I have a very large planter just filled with hundreds of tomatoes plants they are beautiful have no idea if they will produce but those little plants are amazing !!!
Tummytub
Tummytub 3 ай бұрын
Thanks for the clarification and debunking. Have to share this with you. I bought a small kiwi plant. I live in the Netherlands and I planted the kiwi in my garden. Within 3 years it had grown insanely and covered the entire 8m fence. After that it took about 6 years before it bore fruit (a whopping 10 kiwis😂) what impressed me a lot was the stem. It got all wooded and about 15cm at the widest point. Anyway, if you live in a colder climate don't expect many kiwis
Eileen Meehan
Eileen Meehan 3 ай бұрын
We had amazing luck with”living basil”. After we used what we need we broke what was left in two and planted it. We had basil all summer and I had enough to make pesto to freeze for use all winter!
Susan Mercurio
Susan Mercurio 4 ай бұрын
I always wondered about how the hybrids that you buy in the store and try to regrow at home are going to work out for you.
Poot Entate
Poot Entate 3 ай бұрын
Thank you! It's a breath of fresh air to see responsible and useful content well presented.
Janice Crowell
Janice Crowell 5 ай бұрын
I did regrow an entire stalk of celery once but it did take an entire season. Green onions do great.
RooTTrackerz by Yaira
RooTTrackerz by Yaira 5 ай бұрын
I'm going to definitely do the carrot one and put it in our pollinator patch to flower. Thanks for this lovely tip!
Killereria
Killereria 3 ай бұрын
I’m genuinely curious if you were to grow hydroponically would apsa 80 work as a good fertilizer? I know it’s designed for fields but am curious if it would help for hydroponics.
Barbara Bayer
Barbara Bayer 3 ай бұрын
Chris is fantastic! This is the kind of video I want. Fast. To the point. Intelligent. Informative! She needs her own channel!
Harambee Gardens
Harambee Gardens 3 ай бұрын
This was a much needed vid. I like experimenting with a lot of stuff, including seeds. A lot of these hacks don't work, but some actually did.
KM KM
KM KM 3 ай бұрын
I enjoyed this, thanks. Here in the UK at the beginning of the covid lockdown March 2020 I had to shield in place (total time shielding without leaving house and garden 20 months) I had trouble getting fresh vegetables, in fact there were no shopping spots for delivery until July for me, so the 4 sweetheart cabbages, 2 bunches of spring onions (green onions/scallions) and 3 leeks were all the fresh nutrients I had. Not for a hack, more for necessitiy, I put them all in water, mostly to keep them from wilting. My onions and leeks did as yours did, so I chopped and used the new growth when there was about 2 cm of growth (2-3 days) and changed the water daily. But more interestingly, I kept the bases of the Cabbages in 1cm of water, I had to evenly cut the bases so they stood without falling over (whilst mainting as much of the base as possible and giving them space to swell outward as they grew), so they always had water, but doing this allowed the cabbages to keep growing, they started as pretty small and doubled in size over their time in the water, so those 4 cabbages gave me greens every day for 4 months, by taking only the outer leaves (more actually), until I could get a delivery of fresh vegetables. If I'd have cut into them the regrowth wouldn't have been enough, so it had to be the outer leaves. You'd likely get this from romaine and non-living lettuce-type leaves too *just take the outer leaves*, don't slice into the head. And change the water daily to make sure the base doesn't turn to mush. As you take the outer leaves it reveals more of the base, so if you need to make thin slices of the base to remove browed mushy parts you can. When my new veggies arrived I planted one of these 4 cabbages into the garden to let it bolt, flower and collect the seeds, and I still have cabbages from them now. I always plant carrotops to collect seeds too.
Bloodyfeather
Bloodyfeather 5 ай бұрын
Chris’ diction and mannerisms are so professional and clear! She really makes it feel like the channel is growing into a whole ass enterprise.
Epic Gardening
Epic Gardening 5 ай бұрын
She's QUITE a good speaker - Kevin
ca h
ca h 5 ай бұрын
For the biennial plants that flower when grown from scraps, could you collect seeds from them to plant later?
AmArugo
AmArugo 5 ай бұрын
@FrozenWolf150 Ohh, I get it now. Thank you
FrozenWolf150
FrozenWolf150 5 ай бұрын
@AmArugo The carrot fronds can grow quite tall, and the carrot top will only have a few small roots growing from the sides rather than the original taproot to anchor it in place. Mine got more than 3 ft tall last year, causing the plants to tip over. It might be a good idea to stake them.
AmArugo
AmArugo 5 ай бұрын
@FrozenWolf150 I'm new to these things... please, what do you mean by fall over?
FrozenWolf150
FrozenWolf150 5 ай бұрын
Yes, and collecting the seeds is actually a more reasonable goal for the biennials. With carrot tops, for example, while you could eat the greens, you can also simply let them flower and produce hundreds of seeds. Just be careful not to let them fall over, as they will lack the strong taproot and may get top heavy.
Ricky Torres
Ricky Torres 5 ай бұрын
Absolutely!! If you are growing much consider donating the rest or the resulting seedlings to your local communities or on places like Nextdoor!
Grace Campbell-Lavis
Grace Campbell-Lavis 5 ай бұрын
great video! Really helpful and clearly presented.
Ricky Torres
Ricky Torres 5 ай бұрын
Couldn't agree more! Right to the point and concise. :)
Karri Compton
Karri Compton 5 ай бұрын
The only thing I’ve been able to grow from scraps is green onions. Worked like a charm and very easy.
Music Is Life
Music Is Life 5 ай бұрын
Added bonus of letting the carrot flower, you can collect the seeds when they're ready and then you have seeds to plant for carrots next season, not that carrot seeds are super expensive but can be enjoyable to collect your own seeds
Music Is Life
Music Is Life 5 ай бұрын
@Pamela remme and even if that's not an issue using seeds you collect allows the plants to better adapt to your area/climate over time and can make gardening more affordable if you're doing so on a budget.
Ricky Torres
Ricky Torres 5 ай бұрын
Exactly, I like the "doubling up" rather than "just chucking them into a compost bin". Plus who said you can't donate the seeds, seedlings, etc?
Pamela remme
Pamela remme 5 ай бұрын
The point is that there might not be carrot seeds next season.
isle of madworld
isle of madworld 5 ай бұрын
Got some scrap cabbage experiments out back that, I'll admit, aren't exactly hopping. Almost had a little cabbage head last winter that got mulched by earwigs during an early January heat wave! 💀💀💀 (Note to self - plant greens in the shade, even in Winter!) Got a tall one now trying to flower that tipped over and now it looks like a new cabbage is growing at the base!
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