5 Vegetables You Can Grow Indoors from Kitchen Scraps

Replant your unwanted Food Scraps

Growing your own food can be easier than most people think and what better way to start than by growing it indoors. Having your own supply of fresh vegetables can be handy and easier on your wallet. With the cost of Organic food still high then growing some of your own veggies can help your food budget.

One of the essential things to grow most of these is that you need direct sunlight to place them in. If that's not possible you could try Grow Lights instead. These should provide the light your plants need to grow although that is an additional expense.

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To grow this healthy snack at home, cut off the base of the celery and leave it in a bowl with a little bit of warm water. Keep the bowl in direct sunlight, and in a week, your celery base will start to grow leaves. Transplant the celery in soil and watch it grow!

Romaine Lettuce

Similar to celery, keep the base of your romaine lettuce in a bowl with ½ inch of warm water. Leave it to sit in direct sunlight, and in a week or two, your lettuce stem will produce fresh, new lettuce leaves for all your great salads. Transplant your lettuce to soil to continue growing. They should be fully grown in three to four weeks. This process works for Bok Choy as well.

Garlic Sprouts

Are those tentacles?! Nope, those long green things growing out of your garlic are green shoots. You can put them in a little water, under a lot of sunlight and grow a bunch of garlic sprouts. They are milder in taste than garlic cloves and are great in salads, kinds of pasta and as a garnish.


You can regrow scallion, (green onions,) in as little as five days. Simply leave at least an inch attached to the roots of your leftover scallion, put them in a small glass of water, topping up the water if it evaporates. Your scallions will flourish.


Unlike the other foods on this list, onions have to go directly in the soil to grow. Take the bottom end of the onion and plant it in a pot or directly in the soil outside. If it’s potted, water it when needed. The more of a bottom you leave on the onion, the better. At three weeks, the onion will develop roots. By the fourth week. It will sprout leaves.