How to Grow Carrots from Store-Bought

Regrowing carrots from store-bought carrot tops can be a fun and educational project. While you won’t be able to grow a whole new carrot from the top alone, you can regrow carrot greens, which are edible and can be used in salads or as a garnish. Here’s a simple method to regrow carrot greens from carrot tops:

Materials needed:

  1. Carrots with their green tops intact
  2. Small container or dish
  3. Water
  4. Sunny windowsill or a well-lit area


  1. Cutting the tops:
  • Purchase carrots with their green tops still attached. The tops should be about 1 to 2 inches long.
  • Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the tops off the carrots, leaving about an inch of the carrot attached to the greens.

2. Preparing the container:

  • Fill a small container or dish with about an inch or two of water.
  • Place the carrot tops in the container, with the cut side down, so that the water covers the cut portion but doesn’t submerge the greens.

3. Watering:

  • Change the water every few days to keep it fresh. This helps prevent the growth of mold or bacteria that could harm the carrot tops.

4. Sunlight:

  • Place the container on a sunny windowsill or in a well-lit area. Carrot tops need sunlight to grow and thrive.

5. Patience:

  • Over the next few days and weeks, you should start to see new green shoots emerging from the tops of the carrots.

6. Transplanting:

  • Once the carrot tops have grown a few inches and have a good amount of foliage, you can transplant them into soil. Use a pot with well-draining soil, and plant the carrots with the tops just above the soil surface.

7. Care:

  • Continue to water the newly planted carrot tops regularly, and provide them with sunlight. Carrots prefer well-draining soil and should not be kept too wet.

Remember, while you can regrow carrot greens, the roots won’t develop into a full-size carrot. This method is more about enjoying the green foliage and engaging in a simple gardening project.


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Hi, I am Dr. Aman Agarwal, a botanist from India. I love growing vegetables in my garden and sharing tips with others.
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