Monday, March 12, 2012

Grow Windowsill Green Onions

OK. I saw this on Pinterest and did not think it would work. But the idea was so intriguing, I had to give it a try. Guess I need to have more faith in what I see on the Internet (hahaha!), because it worked! And it didn't just work, I mean, it worked.

The instructions were to put the left-over white part of your green onions in a cup of water, set it on a sunny windowsill, and watch them grow back. What did I have to lose, right?

So, here they are, when I first put them in the water.

Not even 24 hours later they had started to send out new, fat, healthy-looking roots. Well, now...this looked promising.

Yippee! This picture was about 48 hours later. The green onions are really growing!

This is 10 days after I first put the white parts in the cup of water: These are real, usable green onions!

(If this looks like more green onions that I started with, it's because it is. As I used up the onions I had in my fridge I stuck the white ends in the cup with the rest of them.)

Look at those roots!

So my experiment was a success! I don't know how long they will continue to grow, but I'll keep adding water, snipping the onions to use them, and we'll see how long they keep going!


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    1. I was awesome. They didn't last indefinitely (they started to lose their bright color after a while, and some of the leaves (?) got dry and brown) but it is still a great way to get a little more out of 'em :)

  2. Wow, really? I had no idea you could grow more green onions this way! Fabulous! :)

    1. I know, right?? They are so out of control now I might have to give some trimmings away ;) One of the coolest things I've done in a while :)


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