Months ago when I first discovered pinterest.com I came across some pins suggesting it was possible to regrow the green onion stalks once you snipped them off. I was very curious to try this out simply because it seemed that every time I purchased a bunch of green onions I ended up throwing half of them out as they went bad before I had a chance to use them all up. The reality is, at least in my kitchen, that you really don't need much green onion in most recipes and so I either left them out entirely because I did not have them, or I bought the bunch, used what I needed and wasted the rest. Growing my own seemed like the perfect solution so I gave it a try. And ...WOW...I was quite surprised at how well this method worked, and how easy it was. In just over a week they had regrown well enough to snip and use as I pleased. And this was during the winter months. I have been snipping and regrowing for about 8 months now. I found that after about 4 months the stalks seemed to regrow more thinly so I planted them outside in my garden where they flourished (until the bunnies got to them unfortunately). I started the window sill process over with new bulbs from freshly purchased green onions and once again have a plentiful supply at my disposal. I also did cut the roots down a couple of months into the project as they were crowding the glass jar. I highly recommend giving this idea a try, it is well worth the effort, especially if you, like me, only need green onions once in a while. It is truly the perfect solution.
Grow green onions on your window sill
Did you know that it is possible to regrow green onions from your store bought stalks, in a glass on your window sill, and in just a week?
3 Easy Steps to growing your own green onions
1. Save the bottom 1-2 inches of the green onion you have purchased and used (this is the bulb part that usually has some roots still attached)
2. Place in a small glass or jar, root side down, cover the stalk halfway with water, and place on a window sill. (change water every few days to keep it fresh and clean)
3. After about 7-10 days you will have regrown your green onion enough to use it again in your favorite recipe. Just snip off as much as you need and leave the rest to continue growing. You can cut again and again as often as you need.
That's it! So easy! And if you have a garden plant some outside during the hot months. They will grow easily and bountifully. You can always bring them back inside as the weather cools or simply start over with fresh cuttings
Great Amazon products
|Vremi 9 Piece Garden Tools Set - Gardening Tools with Garden Gloves and Garden Tote - Gardening G...|
The perks of a garden go beyond fresh veggies and pretty flowers; studies show gardening relieves stress, and even improves brain function! Whether you’re potting window plants ...
|Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse, 27" Long x 18" Wide x 63" High|
Gardman R687 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse. Give your seeds, seedlings, and young plants an early start in this compact greenhouse. Ideal for small backyards or homes where space is an...
|Best Choice Products Raised Vegetable Garden Bed 3 Tier Elevated Planter Kit Gardening Vegetable|
Best Choice Products is proud to present this brand new Raised Garden Bed. This 4’ x 4’ garden bed is perfect for growing your plants and vegetables. With its step stair design ...
|Apollo Precision Tools DT0825P Garden Tool Organizer, Black/Pink, 5-Gallon Bucket , Donation Made...|
Get organized with the Apollo Precision Tools Bucket Tool Organizer. Plus, 25 cents from each purchase is used to help fund breast cancer awareness initiatives. The Breast Cance...
|Sloggers 442DB01 Women's Wide Brim Braided Sun Hat with Wind Lanyard - Dark Brown - Rated UPF 50...|
Sloggers - Women's Wide Brim Braided Sun Hat with Wind Lanyard - Dark Brown - Rated UPF 50+ Maximum Sun Protection