August 11, 2015

Save Money: Regrow Your Veggies – The Catholic Foodie Show

Save Money: Regrow Your Veggies – The Catholic Foodie Show

On today’s show we continue our conversation about the readings from Sunday’s Mass – Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse from John, Chapter 6 – and I share with you suggestions on how to make your grocery dollars stretch. You can save money by regrowing your vegetables… in water! That’s right. Lettuces, green onions, cabbages and more can be regrown in containers of water in your kitchen.


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Over the weekend I came across an article about 10 foods that grow in water alone. I found it over at Great name for a food blog!

I admit that I have not yet tried this method, but I love the concept and I do plan on trying it out.

Which Veggies Can You Regrow in Water?

Here are some of the veggies that you can regrow in water alone in your kitchen:

  • Bok Choi
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot Greens
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Garlic Chives
  • Green Onions
  • Leeks
  • Lemongrass
  • Lettuce

Why Should You Consider Regrowing Food in Water?

Tiffany at lists 4 reasons:

  1. It’s absolutely free.
  2. It’ll trim your grocery budget.
  3. It makes organics more affordable.
  4. It’s easy.

General Guidelines

Here are the general guidelines that Tiffany outlines at

  • Be sure to check the water every 3-4 days to ensure that a) there’s enough water, and b) no rogue lettuce pieces fall off and slime up your bowl.
  • The size of container should be relative to the food you’re growing. Lettuce and celery should be in shallow bowls while green onion and lemongrass can be in taller, skinny glasses.
  • Think outside the box for containers – glass jars, small vases, storage bowls, shot glasses… anything can be used so long as it’s appropriate for the plant!
  • You can regrow multiples of the same plant as long as you’re not overcrowding the area. 1-2 green onions will fit in a shot glass and 3-4 lemongrass will fit in a small vase.