How to propagate and re-grow store bought produce at home

Updated: Mar 13


Were you late planting your garden this summer? No need to worry. Here are some simple techniques that use cuttings (rather than seeds) to quickly start new plants. All you need is some fresh produce and some other household items such as: scissors, plastic cups, and toothpicks.

Mint

1) Buy package of mint.

2) Select a healthy looking shoot -- nicely formed leaves, small internodes.

3) Cut the bottom of the stem with a pair of scissor at a 45° angle.

4) Remove some lower leaves.

5) Fill up plastic cup with tap water. ( make sure just the stem is under water)

6) Place cutting in water and place in shaded area.

7) Place the stem cutting in a pot of soil, once roots form.

8) Water when the soil feels dry.

9) Caring for your new mint plant.

Pineapple

1) Buy fresh pineapple.

2) Slice off the leafy top about half an inch below leaves.

3) Remove some lower leaves.

4) Place tooth picks all around the bottom of the stalk.

5) Fill up plastic cup with tap water to the rim.

6) Place stalk in water with tooth picks resting on the rim of the cup and place in shaded area.

7) Place the stalk in a pot of soil, once roots form.

8) Water when the soil feels dry.

9) Caring for your new pineapple plant.

Garlic

1) Buy garlic bulb.

2) Break bulb into cloves.

2) Add a bit of tap water at the bottom of plastic cup (don't submerge the clove or it will rot).

3) Place the clove upright in plastic cup (with paper still on) and place in sunny area.

4) Place the clove in a pot of soil, once roots form.

5) Water when the soil feels dry.

6) Caring for your new garlic plant.

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