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I found a cool infographic online about regrowing plants that have been used or eaten and thought you all might enjoy this!
 
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They make it look so easy.
 
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I have some funky garlic chives in a glass of water right now, hoping they will root. They were at the Asian store, an unfamiliar variety, no label, very nice flavor and succulent stalks (not hollow). Fingers crossed for rooting!
 
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The same thing with potatoes can be done with other root crops, too. I have successfully gotten a cassava root to regrow, and it gave off many shoots which I cut off and rooted in honey. I left the mother shoot in the original pot and gave the cuttings their own pots; most of them died from the flash frosts caused by the lovely polar vortex, but the mother sapling and one youngling survived.
 
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I have a pineapple plant growing happily after I buried the cut-off top, but of course it's purely ornamental and for fun in this zone, I'll wave goodbye to it come winter. Likewise the very happy mango plant that I grew from a seed this spring. And I'm told that the lemongrass I grew from a supermarket bunch will not survive my winters, but at least I'm using it now.
 
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Dan Boone wrote:I have a pineapple plant growing happily after I buried the cut-off top, but of course it's purely ornamental and for fun in this zone, I'll wave goodbye to it come winter. Likewise the very happy mango plant that I grew from a seed this spring. And I'm told that the lemongrass I grew from a supermarket bunch will not survive my winters, but at least I'm using it now.



Dan, your lemongrass might still not survive, but try this: Before the first frost, cut the above ground growth down as far as you can. Then cover with a foot of leaves or straw and add to it if needed over winter.
 
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I do plan to try that! But anecdotal reports on my local gardening forums are not hopefull. But winters here are highly variable, so we'll see.
 
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