I’m a gardening expert – you can grow your own food using kitchen scraps and save money on groceries

IF skyrocketing prices have got you looking for ways to save money on your grocery bill, then leftover veggies from your next meal could be on hand.

The kitchen scraps you usually toss in the trash can actually be used to grow your own food, according to a gardening expert.

Leftover vegetables from your kitchen could be a valuable trick to save money at the grocery store

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Leftover vegetables from your kitchen could be a valuable trick to save money at the grocery storePhoto credit: Getty
Gardening experts say there are many vegetables you can replant with leftovers

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Gardening experts say there are many vegetables you can replant with leftoversPhoto credit: Getty

In an online post, the gardening experts at Farmer’s Almanac say you can build a surprisingly hardy garden by regrowing vegetable scraps into plants.

“Gardening with kitchen scraps is the ultimate in recycling,” writes The Farmer’s Almanac.

“It’s eco-friendly, can save on grocery costs, and is a fun, hands-on science lesson for young children.”

The magazine lists a dozen veggies that are great for gardening with scraps, with tips on how to bloom them into full-growing veggies.

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They suggest starting your new garden project with green onions.

Take the white end of the bulb with the roots intact and replant it in potting soil.

Place it in a sunny window and keep it watered, the publication says.

It can take as little as two weeks for the plant to grow large enough to snip off the top and add to your next meal.

Another common vegetable that you can regrow is celery.

Cut off the bottom part of the stem and place it in a bowl with some water, being careful not to completely submerge the rest.

Then let it grow in water for about a week and then transplant it into soil.

According to the folks at Farmers’ Almanac, it makes sense to try this in spring, as it grows better in cooler weather.

You can use a similar process to regrow romaine lettuce from leftovers.

If you want to grow your own garlic, all you have to do is save one of the cloves of the store-bought onion.

The gardening experts say you can simply plant the bulb right in your garden and watch it grow.

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Even ginger can be grown from leftovers by taking a piece of the root and planting it in potting soil.

The plant will be ready to harvest in a few months.

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Jessica MacLeish

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