For this week’s recommendations, Fantastic Man’s culinary specialist Mr. MAGNUS ÅKESSON has saved a succession of LEFTOVERS from the jaws of the kitchen bin, granting them a yummy second life. Today, we learn that VEGETABLE REMAINS will grow back with a few pointers and a bit of patience.
For instance, when placed in soil with buds facing upwards, GINGER will regenerate in around a week and can be used immediately. Or, take the lower off-cut of the CELERY stalk and put it in a bowl with enough warm water to cover the very bottom. With sufficient sunlight, it will start to sprout in a week, at which point it can be moved outdoors, or into a pot.
A more challenging one is the AVOCADO, whose seed should be suspended via toothpicks in a glass jar filled with water to cover a few centimetres of the seed. Keep it in a warm-but-not-too-sunny place and refresh the water daily for SIX WEEKS. At the point the stem and roots reach 15 cm, trim them down by half. Then, when leaves form, the seed can be planted in soil and the lengthy-but-thrilling wait for a new plant can begin!