Vegetables are one of the most popular foods and indispensable in daily meals. Usually, you use the edible portion like stems and leaves and discard the maintain. Although they are ready to lie in your trash, they also can regrow from those scraps and give you free foods. So in this post today, we want to share 24 vegetables that can be replanted from cuttings. Do you want to check them out with us?
After reading this post, if you often throw them out before, let’s save them and give them a new life. They are so easy to re-grow, they can be grown in soil or in water. In addition, with this cutting method, you can save a lot of time instead of waiting for young plants from seeds. What is more, when grown from the mother plants, the tastes of vegetables will be sure as the original taste that you love. They are ready to grow anytime. Save and try right now!
If you want to have more tomato plants by growing them from the cuttings of an existing plant. You can cut a 6-8 inch long sucker shoot or new growth using a scissor. Make sure it doesn’t contain any bud and pluck all leaves except the top two sets. Place the bottom part in water. Keep it in bright indirect light and keep changing the water every 2-3 days. It will root in 2-3 weeks and then can be transplanted in soil. You can directly propagate it in the soil as well.
Ivy gourd or tindora is not a known vegetable. It’s mainly grown in warm Asian countries. You can grow it from the cuttings. Plant them in the garden or select a pot. It is one of the best vegetables that grow from cuttings.
Pumpkin also can grow from cuttings. Bury a section of the vine 1/2 inch below the soil surface in a new pot. Don’t forget trimming the leaves of the part you’ve buried. Now keep the soil evenly moist in that pot but reduce watering of the mother plant. This way, the clone plant will reduce its dependency on the mother plant and start growing its own roots. In a week or two, your clone plant will root, and once it does, then cut its connection from the mother plant.
Cutting a 5-7 inch long sucker from a healthy zucchini plant using a pair of shears. Make sure that it doesn’t have a bud attached to it. Now, plant the cutting directly into the soil. Avoid keeping it in direct sunlight and water well. The plant will grow 2-3 weeks. Check out this video to learn more!
Take 6-8 inches cutting from a cucumber vine. Plant this cutting in a glass of water and keep it in bright, dappled sunlight. In 2-3 weeks, you will notice the cuttings growing tender roots. You can then plant them directly into the soil or pot of your choice.
Growing turnips from cuttings are as easy and as same as growing carrots. Just salvage the top part and place its cut side down in a bowl of water. In 5-7 days, you will notice the greens on the top growing and within 1-2 weeks, it will form tender roots. You can then plant it directly in garden soil.
#7 Bitter Melon
With this vegetable, you just snip off 7-8 inches long, cutting from a healthy section of the plant, and plant it directly into the garden soil or pot of your choice, and you’ll have a new plant in no time.
Nasturtium plant is edible, the leaves and flowers have a sweet, peppery taste, and you can use this plant in summer salads. Take 5-6 inches long cutting from the nasturtium plant. Plant it in a pot. Keep the soil moist and follow all the usual procedures you do while growing plants from cuttings.
Remove 3-4 inches long suckers from the plant and grow them. Or cut a healthy section of the eggplant, 6-8 inches in length. Don’t forget to remove the bottom leaves, and dusting the cut ends in the rooting hormone. Keep the pot moist and put it in an area that gets at least 3 hours of direct morning sunlight. The cuttings will form roots in 2-3 weeks.
#10 Romaine Lettuce
After buying romaine lettuce from a farmer’s market or local grocery store. You can cut off as many bottoms you want and place them in a bowl filled with water overnight or up to 3 days. Avoid submerging the whole cut part, just the base. Once it’ll sprout, transplant it into the soil. Keep the growing lettuce in partial shade.