Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Never Buy Green Onions Again

I actually don't remember how the idea came upon us. I think maybe we saw a blog somewhere that talked about replanting green onions. We've been doing this for months now, and we are finding that we no longer waste half the bundle of green onions from the store. The idea is simple. Cut the part of the green onion you use, and replant the roots. Then keep cutting the greens off the plant.

Here's what we do:

1. Buy green onions from the grocery.
2. Use the greens for what you need, cutting and saving the bulb/roots part of the onion.
3. Put the bulb/roots part of the onion in water. It will actually start growing roots, and growing from there.
4. Plant bulb/roots into a pot with some soil.
5. Cut whenever you need green onions.

Okay, so technically you can skip 3 and it'll work out just fine. But, it's kinda fun watching all the roots grow. It's good affirmation that the process will work. :-D

Here are a few pictures:

This is from about a week of cutting

These last two pictures are the ones that we've had for at least 3 months and have been trimming for use when needed.

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