Sure, it's money-saving, but it's also fun to regenerate vegetables from vegetable scraps. Put the end trimmings of romaine lettuce in a shallow dish with about half an inch of water and place it in a sunny spot. In a few days, the romaine stump will start to grow off shoots of new leaves that can be eaten. Even a sprig of basil can be regenerated into a whole new plant. Just place at least a 4-inch stalk in water until roots start to grow. After they are long and healthy, you can transplant it into soil to really see it thrive.
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