Even though organic foods are really good for our health, they cost some more money and we cannot afford them. You may end up paying up to 100 percent more for an organic banana as of the limited supply, additional work, and maintenance needed to produce them.
Here are certain veggies and fruit you can grow indoors using part of the product you would get rid of anyways.
Scallion: Leave an inch attached to the roots of the leftover scallion, place in a glass of water, topping up the water as it evaporates.
Onions: Take the bottom end of the onion and plant it in a pot as onion go directly in the soil. Then water it as needed.
Basil: Take a few basil clippings and plant in a glass of water under direct sunlight. Plant them in the soil to grow your own basil plant when the stem grows two or three inches long.
Peppers: Plant some pepper seeds in a mixture of peat moss, vermiculite, and sand (roughly equal parts of each). Place two seeds in each pot near its center, and push the seeds just below the surface of the soil. Keep soil moist, and keep pots under the sunlight throughout the day.
Cabbage: Leave the cabbage head in a pot which contains an inch of water and then it will start to grow.
Mint: Plant the clipping in a 5-8″ pot of damp soil. Rotate the pot to allow for the plant to grow evenly in every couple of days.
Mushrooms: Check out Gardening Know How where Bonnie Grant, a Certified Urban Agriculturist explains everything perfectly if you want to learn how to grow your own mushrooms.
Celery: Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a bowl with a little bit of warm water. When leaves start to grow, transplant in soil and watch it grow.
Potatoes: Cut the potato in squares with each piece having a few slips on it and leave them out in room temperature to let them dry. Place the cubes 8″ deep with the slips facing upwards and cover it with another 4″ of soil. When more roots start growing add more soil to it.
Ginger: Cut off the “rhizome” parts, the parts that look like they are about to start. Plant it about five inches in the soil with the rhizome pointing upwards. And water it on a regular basis.
Pineapple: Cut the crown off, dehydrate it, and place it in a shallow container of warm water. Replant into a container with soil and water regularly when it starts to root.
Rosemary: Place the cuttings in water. There should be enough that have rooted and not rotted within a couple of weeks. Make a hole with pen in a 4″ pot filled with damp potting soil, and place the cutting into it. Water it only when the soil begins to feel dry as this herb is very delicate.
Carrots: Put chopped off carrot tops in a container filled with a bit of water. Use deep container, more water, and toothpicks to keep the carrots halfway in the water, waiting for them to root.
Turnip: Cut off the turnip tops and keep them in a shallow container with water until they start growing roots.
Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes are not started by seed by shoots. Cut the potato in half and place in a jar full of water using toothpicks. The sweet potato will start to sprout slips at which point you remove them and put them in water to grow roots over a couple of days. Then, plant them in well-drained soil and water regularly.
Romaine Lettuce: Keep the base of the lettuce in a bowl with half an inch of warm water. Keep it under direct sunlight for a week, and transplant to soil once you notice new lettuce leaves on the stem.
Garlic Sprouts: Put the green shots in a little water, under plenty of sunlight and grow a bunch of garlic sprouts. You can use them in pastas, salads, and as a garnish.