Looking for easy-to-grow vegetables? If you dream of growing your own vegetables and having a good harvest of your favorite ingredients and with super fast results, we have rounded up the fast growing vegetables and greens that produce impressive results in a short time.

And the best thing is that you don’t have to buy seeds, seedbeds and start the process from scratch. We are going to tell you how to grow the vegetables you already have at home.

Best of all, these vegetables don’t require much maintenance or expert knowledge, making them perfect for impatient gardeners and beginners starting a garden at home .

The best thing about growing your own vegetables is that it will save you a lot of money in the long run and you will get great satisfaction from eating your own homegrown vegetables. If you’re looking for tips on sowing seeds, check out our quick and easy guide here .

Now let’s see what vegetables you bought at the market you can use to expand your crop so you don’t have to buy again. You will have your harvest at home, with natural products grown by you. 

#1: Avocado

Save the avocado pit the next time you make guacamole . All you have to do is use toothpicks to hold the pit over a glass of water with the base of the seed touching the water.

Once the roots begin to grow, add potting soil to the water to help the avocado thrive.

#2: Romaine lettuce

Eating salad is about to be even more satisfying and fun when you start growing these healthy vegetables yourself.

You just have to place the part of the stem that you discard when you chop the lettuce for your salad, on the soil, leave it on the window near sunlight and water, and you will see the leaves grow back from the center at any time.

#3: Onions

After cutting off the bottom of the onion for your salad ( or if you find that your onions have started to sprout in the pantry ), let it dry for a couple of days.

Next, loosen the soil a little in a pot to place the piece of onion. You will need to harvest the onions as they grow.

#4: Basil

To regenerate basil , cut the leaves 3/4 of the way up the stem, then place them in a glass of water. Change the water every few days and you will see how the roots begin to form.

When the roots measure about 5 cm. long, they can be planted already in the ground.

#5: Celery

To grow new celery stalks, soak the base in water for three days. When the leaves begin to grow in the center, plant it in a pot, letting the soil reach the leaves, and care for it like any other plant. See how to plant and grow this celery .

#6: Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage)

It is a vegetable very similar to celery in shape and is grown in the same way (submerged in water, face up).

But it grows faster than celery and in a week you can transplant it to a pot.

#7: Shallots

Since these onions are like any other bulb plant, they can grow in a cup of water. You just have to cover the bottom of the onion with water. The green shoots will grow back in about 10 days.

#8: Carrot

This trick does not grow carrots, only the green leaves, which are increasingly used in salads. To do this, cut about 5cm from near the end of the carrot and submerge half of it in water in a shallow dish.

Leave it near a window and in a week or two the green leaves will bloom.

#9: Garlic Sprouts

You’ve probably found a head of garlic in your pantry that has already started to sprout . Next time you find them, place a clove of garlic in a glass and add water until it covers the bottom.

Leave it near the window and you will see more stems grow.

#10: Lemongrass

This fresh ingredient is very common in Thai and Vietnamese dishes, but it is not always easy to find in supermarkets.

That’s why we recommend replanting it at home, you just have to place stems in a glass that covers half of it, when you see the roots you can plant them.

#11: Ginger

If you like to add a little ginger to your morning smoothies , just try this trick. Select a few rhizomes with sprouts and plant them in the ground, after a few months you will see how it sprouts from the ground.

#12: Sweet Potatoes

Grow your own sweet potatoes at home by placing the end of one in a jar, about 5cm from the bottom. Soon the roots will begin to grow. When they are a few centimeters long, it is time to plant them in the ground.

#13: Pineapple

Sure, the first thing you do is throw away these spiky leaves, but they are the key to growing more pineapples. Immerse the crown of the fruit in water.

After about three weeks, you will see that the root begins to grow, this is when you can plant in soil and after a couple of months you will have a new pineapple plant.

#14: Potatoes

If you have forgotten the potatoes in the pantry and they have started to germinate, don’t eat them, and grow some new ones.

All you have to do is cut them into pieces and plant them in pots with soil, or in a double thick paper bag.

#15: Mushrooms

Use the mycelium in the mushrooms – the white, almost hairy-looking fibers along the stem – to regenerate this superfood.

Simply store it in a brown paper bag with a piece of damp cloth, store it for about three months and you will have new mushrooms for your stews.


  • Ashleigh Bandimere

    Ashleigh Bandimere is a Freelance Foodie & Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, Ashleigh is always ready for her next adventure.

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