To regrow vegetables at home you need more of a desire to learn than supplies and effort since it’s such an easy task. Most of them require only a pot, some water, and a sunny spot - and these are lovely DIY garden projects to have indoors. In addition, cultivating these will also help you save money! But something that people wonder when talking about this subject is: what vegetables can you regrow? So, with that in mind, here are the 11 easiest and most common options to answer you.

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better! - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Romaine Lettuce

Romaine lettuce.
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To regrow these, stick the unused root end into dirt and place it in a sunny spot. Pretty simple, right? It only takes a handful of days to start showing some green! Learn more about how to regrow romaine lettuce here.


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Instead of throwing carrot tops in the garbage or down the garbage disposal, use them to regrow carrots yourself. They’ll take about 1 to 2 weeks to sprout following this step-by-step.

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Green Onion

Green onion.
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Re-growing green onions needs only water and about ten days. First you’ll cut off the green stalks from the bulb of the green onion, leaving about an inch of the bulb. After that, put the bulbs in a glass with just enough water to cover to bottom of the bulb. Change the water regularly over 10 days and keep it in a place where there’s plenty of sunlight. After the first 10 days, cut off the green shoots and repeat.


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Water is pretty much the only thing you need to regrow vegetables indoors, and with garlic sprouts it’s not any different. Check out these tips to get started!

Did you know planting garlic also helps to keep mosquitoes away? Read more about this subject!


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Peppers can be regrown from leftover seeds. They grow fast and don’t require a lot of attention. After planting them in a pot, keep it in direct sunlight! Find more instructions on growing peppers in a container and how to DIY here.


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You can learn all about regrowing celery and never need to buy it again! These instructions come with the bonus of some useful indoor gardening tips.

If you’re a fan of indoor gardens, check out these 7 Tiny Indoor Herb Gardens That Are Healthy and Cute.


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Lemongrass may not be so commonly used when cooking, but it should be! The flavor it adds to the food is kind of citrusy and many recipes would be delicious with it. In addition, if you’re planning to regrow vegetables at home, lemongrass is one of the easiest to get started.

Bok Choy

Bok choy.
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Among the vegetables that regrow in water, bok choy is really simple to do it by yourself at home. Learn more about it.


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If you want to regrow ginger, you will need lots of patience. It takes about one year to start showing above surface, according to these instructions.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato.
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There are basically 5 steps to grow sweet potatoes at home:

  1. Get a firm healthy sweet potato - if it’s already starting to sprout that’s even better.
  2. Place it in a pot - or jar - of water.
  3. When the sprouts are four to five inches long, pull them off the potato.
  4. Place the sprouts in water.
  5. When well rooted, plant the sprout in a container about ten inches high filled with soil.

You’ll find more detailed information here.


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Onions are one of the most frequently used veggies in all sorts of recipes, and it’s among the options to regrow vegetables from scraps. All it takes is the top of an onion, a container filled with soil and some water. Find detailed directions with pictures here.

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