Several years ago on the blog, I shared how I had used the leftover scraps from my celery to re-grow some on my windowsill. You can read that post HERE
While I haven’t kept up with my celery, I did have a friend that reported to me that her family did, and they were able to plant it in their garden that spring. Kind of cool, right? 🙂
In my blog post I mentioned that I was going to try green onions, and for me that was easier and a huge success. It’s something I still do 6 years later 🙂
It’s really as simple as can be, and easy to maintain. When I get onions from the store, I put them in a glass with a inch or two of filtered water. I change that water every couple of days and rinse off the bottom of the onions at the same time. Be careful not to go too long without changing the water, the onions will get slimy and gross, 🙂 I also keep the roots trimmed down, but if your goal is to plant the onions in a pot or your garden, you would want to let those grow out.
The growth happens very quickly as you can see from this photo taken just 5 days later
I love using green onions in salads and in our omelets we make on weekends, and there is generally enough growth to use frequently.
I have not been successful keeping them going really long term, but even using them 5 or 6 times is more frugal than using them once and tossing. 🙂
Next up for me: to try basil and cilantro. I haven’t had tremendous luck with growing herbs in my kitchen. I’m hoping to add a small shelf in my kitchen window that would help immensely. I’ll keep you posted 🙂
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