As you finish chowing down on a tasty piece of fruit or veg, you may wonder about whether the seeds or core could be used again to grow your own plant from it. Well in many cases you can! Of course, some of the things we eat are not grown in the British climate, but some can be grown indoors or can be grown outside during the summer. Others may produce a plant that doesn’t produce fruit, or perhaps not the same fruit, because of how it’s been bred. You may have to do a little reading on the plant you choose, but it is loads of fun to take scraps that were headed for the bin and create a whole new plant from them. And, of course, if you do grow a productive plant then you can save lots of money down the road!
Do remember, patience is a virtue when it comes to growing pips. It can take some time to get right, and then a while for them to grow enough to start producing fruits.
Here are my tips and ways to grow different fruits and veg from pips and stones.