Even though my mom has a great garden, I did not inherit her green thumb. Also, it's only now that I'm older that she started growing all of her tomatoes and everything! However, I have one advantage over her. I love to recycle and will try to find a use for everything that I can! Vegetable scraps become vegetable broth, destroyed camisoles become maxi dresses, etc. Basically, I hate throwing things away that may one day have a use. That's how this post came about!
This is possibly my easiest tip ever and a great one to do with kids! Learn how to regrow green onions lickety split!
On Instagram a couple of weeks back, I shared this picture with you. It was a set of green onions that I placed in an old takeout container, growing some fresh green shoots! Exciting! How did I do this?
There really isn't too much of a process here, just a few tips to help you start growing!
- When you cut your green onions, make sure to leave a couple of inches up from the stem. If you're in doubt, leave more.
- On my first batch, 3 of the 6 didn't grow, on the 2nd batch, only 1 of 8!)
- Fill a container with water.
- Although I used a flat takeout container first, I got better results using a bud vase and an old peanut butter jar. Next time, I'm using a Mason jar! Maybe it's better for the roots?
- Leave on a sunny windowsill and let grow!
They will grow FAST! Make sure to change the water often, especially at the beginning because it will become slimy from the outer layers of the green onion. Later on, just make sure that your plant has enough to drink and it will grow, grow, grow!
The green onions on the right were cut down to the nubs less than 2 weeks before! Amazing!
Later on, I'm going to experiment with replanting them with soil outside. For now, I love having a lovely bit of green on the windowsill, and it's so convenient to reach over and snip the top off for a little bit of garnish.