You can regrow food from the grocery store!
Here’s what you need:
- Cutting board and knife (ask a grown-up for help!)
- Small bowl, cup, or dish
- Vegetables like: Celery, Carrot, Beets, scallion
Step 1: Cut your vegetables.
Ask a grown-up for help.
Use a knife to cut the top inch of a carrot or a beet, or the bottom 1-2 inches of scallion or celery. Like this:
Step 2: Put your vegetable scraps in water and near light.
Step 3: Observe your plant.
Observe your plants everyday and take notes on what you see! If the water evaporates from your dish, refill it.
Step 4: Eat your veggies!
Once they have regrown to be nice and tall and green, cut off the green part. Chop it up and add it to nearly any dish for a nice oniony flavor!
The orange part won’t regrow, but the tops will! Cut the greens and mix them into a salad, soup, or pesto.
The beetroot won’t grow back, but the greens will! Cut the greens off and saute them with garlic or add them to a soup.
The celery stalks will grow back. Cut them off and eat them as a snack or add them to soups and salads.