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Green Onion Re-Growing Success

March 3rd, 2014 at 04:55 pm

I took another stab at re-growing green onions in a cup with water after reading the information again and figuring out what I had done wrong the first time. My mistake was treating them too delicately,like herbs (cutting off a green stalk here & there).

Instead, what I needed to do was just whack the entire thing off near the top of the white portion, and then place the root end in a cup with a bit of water. Voila - regrowth starts right away.

Where we live green onions are 68-cents a bunch which I think is really expensive for something that yields just a handful of garnish. Yes, they are tasty and have nutritional value, and there are some dishes (like noodle soup) that they really elevate, but you can get much more nutritional bang for your buck buying other veggies so we very rarely bought them. Now they are back on the menu! As you can see, all the space you need is enough for a glass or two. We decided to go with 2 bunches so we'd always have plenty grown out on hand.



P.S. - I've heard that they lose flavor after a couple re-growths, but still this is a way to stretch a bunch 2-3 times over.

7 Responses to “Green Onion Re-Growing Success”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Ah, the whacking method! Good to know. Yes, I think getting a few uses out of them is a good idea, sometimes I don't get an entire bunch eaten before they go bad in the fridge so I like this idea.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Well, I might try that. I had read someone's post (http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/growing-celery-indoors-never-buy-celery.html) on this same blog, where they talk about growing celery indoors, but they actually planted it in a pot.

    Putting it in a glass of water sounds much easier.

    I am still growing my celery but it has these teeny little bugs that i can't seem th get rid of. I have chopped the greens off a few times now for my pea soup. It's more leaves than stalks cus it's stuck in the pot, i think.

  3. Miz Pat Says:

    Wow - I might try this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. scfr Says:

    Patient Saver - Your comment prompted me to "Google" and I found this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/arielknutson/vegetables-that-magically-regrow-themselves

    I may try the Romaine! Given my not-very-green-thumb I'd better stick with "Level 1" (easiest) veggies for now!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    scfr: Oh, I love it! I'm going to try the scallions and garlic in water asap. I did scallions in a pot, no problem, but they seeemed to grow so slowly.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Green onions are the gateway veggie... I have a romaine lettuce that I am currently regrowing in a jar. I put it in a week ago and change the water daily. I already have a couple inches of regrowth coming up in the center. I don't know how good it will be though as I've never done it before. I'm definitely going to regrow celery outdoors when it warms up enough, though.

  7. scfr Says:

    "gateway veggie ..." heehee - Good one, Lucky Robin!

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