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Five fruits and vegetables you can regrow from scraps

With the uncertainties we are facing right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking for ways to save and staying healthy at the same time. Now is the time to fully use different things to your advantage, and fruits and vegetables are not an exception. Aside from growing your own produce, it can also help reduce food waste that you generate at home. Here are top 5 fruits and vegetables you can regrow from scraps.

1. Carrots

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Cut the end where the leaves are, retaining about an inch of the root. Place the cut side down in a small bowl with an inch of water. Place the dish in a well-lit room. The carrot tops will start to grow roots in about a week.

2. Romaine Lettuce

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Cut the bottom of the Romain heart, leaving a few inches. Place it in a bowl of water in a sunny spot. Transfer it to soil when new leaves starts to grow in the middle of the base.

3. Potatoes

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Cut the chunky section of the potato that has ‘eyes’ on them. Allow them to dry overnight and plant them in soil, ‘eyes’ facing up. Maintain even moisture. In a few weeks, your potato plant will begin to grow.

4. Pineapple

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Cut the top of your pineapple and peel back the leaves around the base to expose the layers. Allow to dry for a day or two. Plant in a planter where exposed to plenty of sunlight. Water regularly and new pineapple will grow in a few months.

5. Green onions

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Cut the root ends, about two inches and place in a glass with an inch of water. Place the glass in a window sill, and change water everyday. The green onions will regrow in days. Transfer to a pot with soil, where there is plenty of sunlight. Water regularly.

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