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How Any Montrealer Can Save Money On Their Groceries

Fresh vegetables without a garden.
How Any Montrealer Can Save Money On Their Groceries

Photo cred - Marché Adonis

If you're looking for ways to save money this year, we may have a simple way for you to cut down on your food costs. Of course you could try to grow your own vegetables, but that would involve learning about horticulture, buying the right seeds and setting up a gardening area. (which may be pretty tricky considering the ground is frozen solid)

Luckily there's a way for you to skip all those steps by simply using the vegetables you've already purchased to regrow your own endless supply.  All you'll need is a cup, a window and a small pot filled with soil.

Here's 12 vegetables you can regrow over and over again:

Photo cred - Imgur

1. Celery

Once you're done with your celery, cut the base off and place it in a warm water directly in the sunlight. When the leaves in the center begin to grow, (after about a week) place the celery into the soil and watch it come back to life.

2. Romaine Lettuce

Place the stumps in half an inch of water. After a few days, roots and leaves will appear and you can then transplant it into soil.

3. Bok Choy

You can easily regrow bok choy by placing the root in water and making sure it's in a well-lit area. After a couple of weeks it's ready to be transferred to soil.

4. Carrots

Get yourself an endless supply of garnish by placing your old carrot stumps in water and making sure they get a lot of sun.

5. Garlic

If you're garlic has been kept too long it sometimes begins to sprout, you can just grab the clove and put them in very shallow water to keep regrowing your own.

Photo cred - Imgur

6. Green Onions

In just 5 days you can regrow a full green onion from the scraps. Take the discarded ends of the onion (make sure they're at least 1 inch long) and place them in a half an inch of water.

7. Cilantro

Cilantro can also be fully regrown from scratch, place them in a glass of water and once the roots get long enough, you can transfer them into a pot. With a bit of luck, you'll have a fully grown plant in a few weeks.

8. Onions

Take the root end of an onion, place it in a pot and your onion will start regrowing. You can harvest early to get some green onions or you can wait until the onion plant fully develops.

9. Basil

The next time you buy basil, trim off a few pieces (at least 4 inches long) and place them in a glass of water. Put them in direct sunlight and once the roots are at least 2 inches long, you can plant them and grow your own basil plant.

10. Ginger

Although it can be fully regrown, it takes a really long time for ginger to sprout. But if you're patient enough, you can have your own fully grow ginger bulb in about 8 months.

Photo cred - Pinterest

11. Mushrooms

Plant your discarded mushroom stalks in soil and add some used coffee grounds. Then make sure to place them in a moist and cool environment. This technique is hit or miss, you'll either have some new mushrooms in a few days or the stems will just rot away. Good Luck!

12. Fennel

Fennel plants are pretty big considering how little they are used which means a lot of it goes to waste. You can cut down on that waste by regrowing your own. Put the bulb in a cup and cover it entirely in water, place the cup in the sun and keep changing the water regularly. Now you can just trim what you need and leave the rest.

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