I saw something on Pinterest that made me go, "Whaaaaaaat?"
It was the idea of re-growing romaine lettuce, and green onions from the "throw away" part of the veggies.
Basically, the stump of the romaine, and the bottom, white parts of the onion get "planted" in water, and are supposed to re-grow.
It seemed simple, but I didn't quite believe it. You put the veggie ends into water, in a sunny place (like a window sill), and give them clean water every few days, and let them grow.
You can see that I put the romaine in a shallow bowl, and the onions I put into a cup that would help hold them up.
These pictures were taken after 5 days. Look at those onions! I was so impressed! AND-after using them that night in our meal, I re-"planted" them in water, and grew them AGAIN! Then....yes, one more time!!! So, out of one purchase of green onions for maybe a dollar, I got fresh green onions 3 weeks in a row! I'm a fairly cheap, Dutch gal, so that warmed my heart!
The romaine grew too, but sooooo slowly. It took another 5-6 days to get enough out of this romaine for me to eat as a side salad. It was good though, and I was proud that I had grown it in my window out of "garbage".
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