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If, like myself, you are obsessed with Pinterest then you have probably seen this picture:

Or this one

 

 

 

The picture of the celery on the left and the green onions on the right have both been regrown by replanting part of the existing plant.  And this is way cool. Why? It’s called permaculture and it is all the rage with the crunchy people and organi-freaks like me. It was such a nifty idea my daughter and I planted a left over stalk of celery in a pot on the deck and within a week we saw growth. That’s a two for one right there. Regrowing something for absolutely free and teaching my daughter how to care for her very own plant (since we had been using the majority of that celery to feed her bunny, Ninja). Sustainability. C’est ce bon!

Doing this project and the easy at which it all came together got me to thinking; what else can be regrown from discarded plant parts?

And so the research began! There are just so many veggies and fruits that can be regrown. Where was this information all of my life? Don’t you find this life changing? No, well fine. I admit to getting excited over the little things.

Here is what I have found so far.

Master list of plants that can be propagated from planting parts of the plants:

  • Parsnips
  • Parsley
  • Carrots
  • Shallots
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes
  • Pineapple
  • Horseradish
  • Bok choy
  • Strawberries
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Artichokes

I am certain there are more plants out there that have this same, seemingly magical, ability. So before you run to the compost pile or bin, run to the dirt. Get a little messy and let me know how it goes. I know I am dying to try all of these out myself and find more. I will update this list as I come across ideas, too!

Happy permaculturing,

Lauryn

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