7 Veggies, Fruits & Herbs You Can Grow From Food Scraps! ft GlowSteady

Hello, gorgeous humans and welcome back to collab month! If you haven’t tuned in yet, make sure you get caught up because all of my posts in September have been in collaboration with other amazing bloggers and we’ve got some fun stuff up.

Today’s post is in collaboration with the lovely Sophie from GlowSteady. Sophie is a vegan food and lifestyle blogger who is always sharing the most mouth-watering, healthy recipes . . . if you haven’t heard of her, run over to her blog and change that!

Over here, I’m going to be showing you 7 fruits, veggies and herbs that you can propagate from scraps . . . and Sophie will be sharing a recipe featuring some of them! But first:

What is propagation?

Well, propagation is my newest addiction. It’s taking cuttings of established plants to create little plant babies! Propagation is super easy and – even better – completely free. So if you want to start a little veggie garden of your own, but don’t fancy start-up costs . . . this is the post for you!

What do I need to start propagating vegetable scraps?

For these vegetables, pretty much nothing! All you need are some old jars (we love to recycle old sauce and spice jars), a couple of toothpicks and some water.

Vegetables you can propagate from store-bought veggies!

1. Sweet potato

For sweet potatoes, it’s important to put the narrower end in water. (Tip: look for the end that already has a few little wispy roots floating around!)

Sweet potato has to be the slowest growing of this list, but you’ll be rewarded by your patience! I’ve had mine sitting on the windowsill for over a month now and she’s only just sprouted roots, but eventually she’ll look like this . . .

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After the root system is established, you can go ahead and plant your sweet potato!

2. Carrots

Carrots are a really fun little experiment to try! All you need to do is chop off the carrot head and place it on a flat surface with a little bit of water underneath. (Too much and the carrot will rot,as you can see happened to mine a little.)

3. Celery

Eek, my poor celery! I promise you I have just changed the little guy’s water.

4. Onions

Onions are the fastest propagating on this list – and I mean fast. If you do this in the evening and check back the next morning, you’re likely to see growth sprouting already! My boyfriend and I have tested this with both red and white onions and both work.

5. Avocados (I know, I know – it’s technically a fruit, sue me.)

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I shared this easy hack with you around a similar time last year! We have many-a avocado tree dotted around our apartment because they’re just so easy to grow!

Herbs you can propogate!


2. Parsley

There, are of course, loads more veggies and herbs you can propagate or grow from slips, but these are my latest science projects!

And now you have some fun gardening experiments to try, make sure to head over to Sophie’s blog to see a yummy recipe you can make with some of these veggies . . .

Anyways, loves, that’s it for today’s post! Sorry I’ve been living up to my name and been M I A – I’ve just been super busy and a bit burnt out. But my theme for October is self care and I’ve just found a brilliant recipe for DIY bath bombs, so we’ll be business as normal soon!

Would you guys try propagating any of these plants? What are your favourite veggies? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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7 thoughts on “7 Veggies, Fruits & Herbs You Can Grow From Food Scraps! ft GlowSteady”

  1. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!

    This is wild! I thought it would be expensive to garden, but this is such a simple concept. Talk about reduce reuse recycle.


  2. Omg this is amazing! I did NOT know you could grow these things in your home. I honestly thought it would require a green house, time and knowledge (that I don’t have lol). So thanks a lot for sharing xx

  3. Elaine Howlin – Elaine lives in the lush green countryside of Ireland with her husband. She spends her time lost in the pages of books and journals, reading and creating for hours on end.

    This is such a useful post! Thanks for sharing. I would love to try this with avocado. They can be so expensive to buy it would be nice to grow my own.

  4. Love that you got to do a collaborative post with Sophie! She’s great with all of her delicious recipes and lifestyle. It is always interesting to learn about propagation. I always enjoy the art of gardening even though I am not the best at it. I love that there are different fruits and vegetables that can be grown without soil before needing to transfer. We do the same at home with green onions especially! Thanks for sharing all of these options!

    Nancy exquisitely.me

  5. I’ve never heard of propagation before, but this sounds amazing. I never knew you could do this with veggies and herbs, so I’ll definitely be giving this a try. Thank you for sharing such a useful post!

  6. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

    I have friends who do this. I thought about doing it. Despite killing EVERYTHING, this seems super easy to do…I think. Thanks for sharing beauty! <3

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