Home grown raw vegetables offer a lot of benefits, much more than the ones from the grocery. Perhaps it demands more time, but you manage to save money and it will give you pleasure of growing your own indoor veggies. The only important thing is that the plants have enough water and light.
1. ROMAINE LETTUCE
By using the bottom of a lettuce you can grow a new romaine lettuce. Just put the stems in a ½ inch of water and after a few days new leaves and roots will appear. Then, transplant the lettuce into soil.
The same method can be used for re-growing cabbage.
2. BOK CHOY
Place the root ends in a water and place it in a well-lit area. Leave it for 1-2 weeks, and then you can transplant them to a pot with a soil.
Put the carrot tops in a dish with little water. Place the dish where is well –lit, window sill is ok.
Carrot greens are a little bit bitter, but they make great salad combination with garlic and vinegar.
Put the basil cuttings, the one with stems about 3-4 inches, in a water. Place them directly where the sunlight is. When the roots will grow to 2 inches long you can transfer them to pots. You should change the water constantly. That way you will avoid slimy basil plants.
Place the stems in a glass of water. When they become long enough, transfer them in a pot with soil. They need to be placed in a room with ample lighting. After a few months you will have new plants of cilantro.
Cut the base of the celery bottom and place it in a low bowl. Put the bowl in the sun. With time the new leaves will grow. After three days, transplant it to soil.
When the new sprouts begin to grow from the garlic clove, place them in a pot with a little water. Later transplant them to a soil. New garlic sprouts have a milder flavor and they are great for salads, pasta and other dishes.
Use scallion’s roots to re-grow the new ones. Scallion root, an inch long, put it in the water and leave it in a place that is well-lit.