so cool!! I had no idea that you could do this -- so I'm guessing you just cut off the greens then stick the "bulb" part back in water...do you know if you can do it more than once?
Thats great i will try,love them !
You can. We've done it up to 4 or 5 times...I usually toss them after that just because ...well...I'm not really sure why. I've heard you can do it indefinitely. After you use your greens, save the white part. Keep the white bulb submerged in water and in a few days you'll see the growth start. :) You can usually start snipping again after about a week.
This is amazing! I just "planted" mine and can't wait to see them grow!
I'm doing it now and am amazed at how quickly they start growing. You'll want to rinse the roots and freshen the water at least once or twice a week. Very low maintenance!!
I always use the white part... what do you use the green part for?
I always use the white part as well. I cut off the root part only. I did try to put those cut off roots in water...and some of the roots took of a little.....but no re-growth on top. So I guess you have to leave all of the white. Shucks!
I chop the green part and use it in salads, soups, stews, stir frys, etc.
Green onions are great in fried rice :)
lol.. same as me. i don't use green part.. i uses white part because they are crunchy
did you order the bulbs or did you just get the green onions from the store?
These are just green onions/scallions from the grocery store. $.50/bunch.
I've heard that you can also do this in dirt in a rinsed-out aluminum can or peanut butter jar. I wonder if that would allow a longer harvest?
I did this year and it is working great....I planted them in soil and they are growing like crazy.
This is my first time hearing that you can regrow green onions in water...I'm just going to try it, and see the result...
This is my first time hearing that you can regrow green onions..save money, it makes me want to try it and see the results...
has anyone else noticed a stench when doing this? I'm thinking of doing the dirt thing because the smell of my growing onions (the water) makes me gag and is stinking up my kitchen!
yeah that was my prob too. it DOES work, you just gotta change the water pretty often.
Becca - the smell is most likely because you aren't changing out your water and rinsing off the ends of your onions enough - or your water line is too high (past the white parts of your onions) which is causing the green part to decompose. And if both of those things are happening at the same time then you'll have a double stench whammy. I tend to empty my water and rinse the roots off every day or two. Just add enough water to cover the root ends.
Who knew??? Sounds like the rule is to change your water often, or a few times a week. Very smart idea! Thanks for sharing.
Is there a certain amount of white you have to leave? I use a lot of the white in cooking but would like to try this.
what a neat idea, I will be linking back to you on my next post.Gill in Canada
FYI-I've tried this several times in dirt and they don't last very long, maybe one or two cuttings and then they give up the ghost. Not sure why! Perhaps this is the better option for some reason! Thanks
Started this last week and they are growing fast!!
This is great! I started this last week, and just snipped off my first "harvest!" Loving how I can keep growing them in my kitchen, and the best part is, my cat doesn't try to eat them! lol
Brilliant! Absolutely Brilliant! I was just thinking how I forgot to buy some this time, but hate to waste between uses-love this. Thanks so much. Suz~
the white part started turning to mush and wasn't growing I change out the the water every few days not sure what I'm doing wrong and had it indirect sunlight, then in the window with more sun. any suggestions for those who have experience?
I experimented cutting each at different lengths. I found that cutting just above the white bulb is key. Too low and it will turn to mush/die. I've been "harvesting" my greens for almost 2 months now and they are still growing strong! Just love it!! Not to mention it adds so much to my kitchen window sill!
I saw your scallion tip on Pinterest. Brilliant idea, thank you!i did it last week and they are HUGE!!!
I have grown these for many years - I usually use for the season then toss and buy a new bunch. However I always plant i soil and I have had very few failures Godd tip!
Amazing idea! I am going to start trying this tomorrow!
Well I tried from the picture on my repin and just threw mine away because oh they were nasty after 2 weeks and no growth. I cut too far down the white and just put them in a jar of water and let them float! My bad, going to do again the correct way and can't wait! Thanks for sharing and all the comments too!
I can't wait to try this!
Has anyone tried in fridge?
Wow, never thought of this, this is a great idea :)
I have had fresh green onions now for over a month. I've heard that some varieties may not take due to genetic engineering if you are experiencing stubborn growth. Good luck!
I tried this and it works really fast!I put this on my blog along with some other similar things i've found. :)
I doubt this would work in the refrigerator, no light! That is unless you leave the door open all the time LOL!
There are no actual directions. Where do you cut them off at. And how high do you put the water?
Yes - hence the title: Wordless Wednesday. :) Please see this post for more information.http://homemadeserenity.blogspot.com/2011/03/putting-food-by-beef-onions-and-vanilla.html
This sounds great. I am going to try it. I usually use all of the green onion, but will try saving the white part. Thanks.
This works for leeks too!
Just saw this...amazing!! I had no idea, and I am so glad I found this! I was about to throw out some that were beginning to turn, and now I have been able to regrow what I needed! Thanks!http://iglutenfreemommy.blogspot.com