I hate buying green onions. They’re just one of those things I always seem to end up tossing – I buy a bunch for a recipe that really only needs one or two, and the rest end up in the compost pile after trying and failing to look lively in the vegetable drawer for a while.
Well, a post on Pinterest told me I could regrow those little bulbs, with hardly any effort. It seemed both unbelievable and obvious at once, and just before I tossed my last 4, I decided to give it a whirl. The premise is simple: cut the green down to 1-2 inches above the bulb (use the cut part in your meal), stand the bulbs in a little bit of cool water, and place in a sunny window. There you go… green onions forever! I do change the water once in a while, every 2-3 days, when I think about it.
Here’s a blurry picture after only 2 days. I had forgotten about them. See the new growth over where I had cut? The outside layer doesn’t regrow.
And here, after a total of a week. If you staggered these (when you started them), you’d really have a good supply. I may at some point try planting them in a little pot and just trimming as needed. I’m so impressed by how lovely and fresh they look!