Gardening has long ceased to be a favorite ‘hobby’ reserved for people living in rural areas or in homes with huge backyards. If growing your own vegetables, salads, or herbs on the balcony, window sills, or in front of the front door seems like an interesting pastime, this is a good time to try this useful hobby.
There is even more interesting and cheaper option for pot gardening. It’s the water gardening.
So, what is water gardening?
Water gardening is a type of gardening for which you use water to regrow your plants. There’s no need for soil and it requires less effort than traditional gardening.
However, not all plants can grow like this. Several vegetables and fruits can grow in water. Let’s explore the options for water gardening.
Regrowing Food In Water
Before we begin listing the vegetables and fruits that can grow in the water we must say that this type of gardening is very cheap and affordable. Plus, it’s very easy and anyone can do it.
For starters, you can always use the water from boiling your pasta or collect the water as waiting for the shower to get warm. You will need about 8-9 ml of water, or enough to cover the root of the plant.
Take a little bowl and fill it with water. Then cut the bottom of the lettuce and put it in the bowl. Expect new seedlings in just 3 days, and new lettuce head after two weeks. Romaine lettuce grows best with this type of planting, but you can try with the other varieties as well.
Just like the lettuce, you will need to cut the bottom of the bok choy. Then, immerse it in a tiny bowl filled with water. After one to two days, your bok choy will begin to regrow, but after a week it will develop quite considerably.
Chop the leek stalks at the bottom approximately 5-7 cm. In a small cup filled with water place the bottoms of the leek stalks. Your leeks will produce new growth at the center of the stalks. You can use the green parts of the leek for cooking, they will provide a very nice flavor for your meal.
Spring onions usually have small roots at the end of their white part. So, what you need to do is just immerse that part in a cup filled with water and leave it there. Moreover, your green onions will regrow in no time and you will have an endless fresh supply of it.
In a cup put one clove of garlic and pour water on top of it. However, don’t immerse the whole thing underwater. The plant will start rooting in a couple of days, and sprouts will appear very soon after.
Other plants that you can regrow from scratch are cherries, peaches, apples, plums, peppers, lemons, and pumpkins. Just remember to save the pits and seeds from them. However, you need to transplant these plants in the soil so they can develop fully.
Reference: Regrow Vegetables from Scraps in Water