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6.4.12

Spring Onions: Regrow, Reuse

Did you know that you can regrow the spring onions (also known as green onions) you buy in the store? You can re-use them! How's that for being green? I learned this trick from my good friend, Inti, who was sprouting some in her kitchen when I came to visit.

Here's how:
How to re-grow spring onions
1. When you use your spring onions, save the white bit at the ends with the roots. You'll want to save an inch or so.

How to re-grow spring onions
How to re-grow spring onions
2. Put the ends roots down in some water. After a few days the chopped bulbs will begin to re-sprout!

How to re-grow spring onions
How to re-grow spring onions
3. Now you're ready to plant! Find a bit of soil and pop them into the dirt spaced a few inches apart. Give them a little love and some water, and they'll be sweet! ;)

How to re-grow spring onions
4. Let them grow and mature into the desired length. Don't forget to water!

Brilliant! I love this new trick. I now have a sturdy little crop of regrown spring onions.

How does your garden grow? Are you gardening this season?

xoxo
Talia Garduna


Edit:

Inti (the most brilliant person I know. actually.) commented this after reading the post:

actually tal, i just thought once you plant them, why not just cut them and leave the root in?! then you can just keep cutting and regrowing! Also, they can be called scallions, as i'm sure as an american you know ;)

SO BRILLIANT!

22 comments:

  1. Clever! I love that you get to eat them first, then plant the rest. Very cool.

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  2. I'm doing this right now! Though I'm just leaving them in the water to resprout. I haven't decided yet whether I want to plant them and let them multiply - I'm... sort of terrified :S

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  3. ooooh, how cool! i will certainly do this with the spring onions i have in my fridge.

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  4. This is genius! Why did I never realise I could re-grow spring onions. I'm going to try this soon, and hope that I have better luck than my efforts of trying to grow an avocado plant :)

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  5. actually tal, i just thought once you plant them, why not just cut them and leave the root in?! then you can just keep cutting and regrowing! Also, they can be called scallions, as i'm sure as an american you know ;)

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    1. Inti, once again, YOU ARE THE MOST BRILLIANT PERSON I KNOW!

      Seriously.

      xo

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  6. I kept seeing this pop up around Pinterest and wondered if it actually worked. Now I know! Off to the farmer's market in search of some started onions... :)

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  7. this is such a smart idea! I'm actually so excited to try this, I mean you'll never have to buy spring onions again!! :) thanks for sharing!

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  8. No way!!! I had no idea and I LOVE this trick! Totally gonna try it!

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  9. I will file that away as "good to know"! I used to really enjoy gardening, but since my son was born it is so overwhelming. My garden is full of weeds and a lot of my plants have died. It's so sad, but I just can't keep it up! Maybe later?

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  10. Great idea! I am so doing this, I always seem to run out of spring onions! x

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  11. I've started sprouting my "ends", I just have to get them in to the garden now. What a brilliant idea!

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  12. I've been growing spring onions in the veggie garden and they have lasted the longest out of all the other veggies, I'm so impressed with how hardy they are

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  13. AHHHHHHHH THOSE LOOK LIKE GROWTHS AND DEFORMITIES!! I almost threw up :(


    You know who this is...

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  14. I so love this idea. But isn't the white bit of the best bit for eating? Might give it a go with the tiny bit I cut off the end.

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