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Old 06-07-2013, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Has anybody tried any of these? I think everybody I know has tried the avocado pit game but wonder if anybody here has had any luck with the other veggies?

13 Vegetables That Magically Regrow Themselves
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Parsnip tops always have a bit of green growth, so I put them in a saucer of water after slicing them off the parsnip. They grew to about 8" tall, but I didn't use the greens. It was more of a curiosity thing to see if they would grow.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: On the west coast of the east coast
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I grew a celery in a (large) teacup. I loved it! So much fun to plunk a "scrap" in dirt and watch it take off
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I do this with green onions all the time. It's extremely easy with them and they grow completely back in about 2 weeks in front of a window in a tiny pot.

I have some ginger, galangal and horseradish plants I started from grocery store produce as well. Sometimes I'll do cabbage, bok choy, potatoes, garlic, lettuce, etc. I've rooted herbs from the grocery store too, and sometimes I'll take seeds from grocery store produce and start them.

I really don't get what the point of putting them in water is though. They're much better off in soil or potting mix.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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I'm doing it now with green onions, celery and romaine lettuce, but I have to tell you -- it's very very slow growing and I don't think the romaine will ever amount to anything. In a few more months, I may have a little celery. My husband keeps teasing me, saying, "You try to grow celery so you can save two dollars, and then you go out and spend $500 on plants!"

He knows me too well.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I put some carrot tops in a glass tonight to help the girls see the growth but it is very risky as we have 2 cats who never saw a glass with liquid in it they couldn't topple over. And you know that feathery green foliage is just too tempting!
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I just grew a sweet potato vine from a store bought sweet potato, just for the heck of it. For the foliage. It's amazing how quickly it grew! I've cut it back a few times, and rooted the cuttings~~you can almost see the roots grow, they come out so fast!! Amazing. And fun!

NK, funny about the cats!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I'm doing it now with green onions, celery and romaine lettuce, but I have to tell you -- it's very very slow growing and I don't think the romaine will ever amount to anything. In a few more months, I may have a little celery. My husband keeps teasing me, saying, "You try to grow celery so you can save two dollars, and then you go out and spend $500 on plants!"

He knows me too well.
Awww. I was gonna try the romaine, too. Dang.

Your husband is funny.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:55 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Thanks for this link!
I've grown avocados, carrot and beet greens, ginger, green onions and sweet potato vines, but it's been a while.
I'm inspired to do this again...definitely will try the bok choy (although I wonder how long that will take.)
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