Leeks, Scallions, and Fennel
Celery, Bok Choi, Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage
Ginger is so easy to grow, it practically does everything itself. All you have to do is stick a piece of knobbly ginger rhizome in some soil and keep it in a warm spot, but out of direct sunlight. Keep the plant moist, and it will soon begin to grow new shoots and roots. At this point you just let it grow and when you want some fresh ginger to pull up the entire plant, break of as much rhizome as you need and start again.
The process for garlic is very similar to that of ginger. Just plant a clove, with the root pointing downwards, and leave it in a warm sunny spot. The clove will produce new shoots which you cut back, so the plant uses all of its nutrients to grow a big garlic bulb.
After you harvest each build, rip off a clove and start again.
Another easy peasy lemon squeezy vegetable to grow at home. When you chop the root off of your onion make sure you leave about one centimetre of onion flesh on it. Put it in some oil in the sun and keep it moist. Hey presto four months later you have another onion.
Prepare the sweet potatoes for planting in the same way as regular ones. Plant in a sunny, moist location in about three centimetres of soil. When you see the new shoots poking their heads above the surface, replant them about a foot apart and leave for four months, making sure to keep them moist.
On the flip side of the easy to grow veggies is the mushroom which is by far the most difficult to produce on this list. Use a bucket, or other mobile container and fill it full of a soil and compost mix. Plant the stalk of your mushroom in the soil, leaving just a little of the top edge to poke out of the soil.
You have to experiment with the placement of your mushroom container. They enjoy warm, filtered light in the daytime and a cooler dark spot at night. Once you have planted your stalk, it will either start to grow or start to root in the first week. If it starts to rot, mix it into your soil mixture and try again, varying your positions and temperatures until you get the right combination.
This isn’t the most practical fruit to regrow, but it is definitely great fun fo the kids.
Chop off your leafy pineapple crown and clean any flesh off of it. Slice small, horizontal chucks from the bottom of the crown until you see root buds which look like small circles on the flat base of the stalk then take off the bottom leaves until you have about two centimetres at the lower part of the crown.
Put the crown in water, using cocktail sticks to balance it, so the bottom is just touching the water. Keep it well watered and nice and warm until the plant is established and in just three years or so you will have a home grown pineapple
This won’t grow you any fresh carrots, but it is fun for the little ones because you see some growth in the first day or two.
Chop the end off of your carrot and put in a shallow bowl or plate with just enough water to go half way up your cutting. Place the bowl a spot where it gets the light but is not in direct sunlight. In a couple of days, you’ll have a bushy carrot top. You can plant these bushy heads in soil but you won’t get any veggies from them, this one is purely fun.