Wait! Don’t toss those carrot tops into the compost!
Like many vegetables, carrot tops can actually be regrown! Instead of composting your carrot tops, place them in a shallow bowl or dish of water, and place in a sunny window. In a few days to weeks, you’ll see roots starting to appear.
Once established, simply plant in soil and treat like a normal carrot sprout!
Did you know, carrot greens are packed with nutrients, including significant amounts of vitamins A and C, fiber, calcium, and iron. 1 cup of raw greens is roughly 90 calories.
Add these leafy greens to soups, salads or sandwiches! (Carrot green salad recipe)
Step one: clean carrots and cut about 1 inch from the end.
Step two: place carrot top cuttings cut-side-down in a shallow bowl
Step three: fill bowl with water, about half way up the carrot cuttings
Step four: place dish by sunny window
Step five: refresh water daily or as needed.
Within a few days to a week, you’ll notice new green sprouts growing from the top of the cutting, while small white roots branch out from the bottom. Once the roots become established, usually after 2-3 weeks, they are ready to be planted in soil.
Treat these newly planted sprouts like regular carrot sprouts and you can virtually re-grow your greens…forever!
Source: Food Revolution Network