6 Vegetables and Herbs You Can Grow Indoors from Scraps

Sure, you’ve heard that buying organic food over the genetically modified or pesticide exposed versions is ideal for your health, but it can get costly. Due to the limited supply of organic foods as well as the additional labor and maintenance required to produce them, you may be paying 20-100% more for an organic banana! Luckily, there are six vegetables which can be grown indoors, in a very simple way and which will save you a lot of money and time.


Cut off the base of the celery and leave it in a bowl with a little bit of warm water. Place the bowl in direct sunlight, and in a week the celery base will start to grow leaves. Transplant the celery in soil and wait it grow.

Romaine Lettuce

Place the base of your romaine lettuce in a bowl with a ½ inch of warm water. Keep it on direct sunlight, and after 1-2 weeks you will have fresh lettuce leaves in your home. Transplant the lettuce to soil to continue growing. After three or four weeks, they should be fully grown. Also, you can do the same with Bok Choy.

Garlic Sprouts

Put the green shoots in a little water, in a direct sunlight and there will grow a bunch of garlic sprouts. Their taste is milder than garlic cloves and you can use them in salads, pastas etc.



You can regrow green onions in just 5 days. Leave at least an inch attached to the roots of your left scallion, put them in a small glass of water, topping up the water if it evaporates. Your scallions will soon flourish.


If you have some basil clippings with at least four inch stems, put them in a glass of water and place them in a direct sunlight. When your basil stems are two inches long, put them in some soil in a pot and grow your very own basil plant.


Onions have to go directly in the soil in order to grow. Take the bottom end of the onion and plant it in a pot or directly in the soil outside. Water it when needed. The more of a bottom you leave for the onion, the better. After three weeks, your onion will develop roots. By the fourth week, it will sprout leaves.

Source: justnaturallyhealthy.com