How to Regrow Green Onions: 3 Simple Steps to Growing Green Onions at Home All Year by Donna John

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How to Regrow Green Onions: 3 Simple Steps to Growing Green Onions at Home All Year

How would you like to never have to buy green onions again and have something pretty in your kitchen or on your patio? Green onions can be regrown over and over again either outside in a garden or in a planter inside or outside. And it's super (super!) easy. I cook with green onions all the time, so this saves me from spending even more money at the grocery store.

Here's how to make the miracle of re-growing green onions happen:

  1. When cooking with green onions, cut the ends off, making sure not to remove the roots.
  2. Push the root end down into the soil, leaving the top exposed.
  3. Water the green onions often, and continue to add new cuttings where there's space in the container.

The onions grow really fast– you will notice growth almost every day. When the green onions are at your desired length, simply pull them up, wash them off and cook with them. Be sure to save the root so you can start all over again.

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Elisa Schmitz
I didn't realize this, Donna John ! You just gave me my next gardening project, thank you. :-)
Donna John
I've been doing it for a while now. Have some ready to eat I need to pull this week. It's fun watching them grow. I used to just push them down into another plant's pot, but now they've graduated to their own. :) I also have done this with turnips (you eat the greens that grow on top). I tried romaine lettuce, but didn't have much luck. May try again. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Donna John
I just pulled all of these that I planted from the ends. Looks like I'll be grilling green onions tomorrow. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Donna John
27 inches long! Longest green onion I've regrown so far. Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa Schmitz
OMG, Donna John , that is amazing! I still haven't tried this but no I'm re-inspired, thanks! Debra Ferrie , thanks for adding to the inspiration! :-)
Debra Ferrie
I do this all the time on my windowsill! And they are such a great thing to have around to add to so many meals. Trying with celery now...
Donna John
Let me know how the celery works out. I've never done that. Debra Ferrie
What an awesome idea, Donna John! I never seen to have them when I need them. And - living in an apartment, space is at a premium, but I'm sure I could find room for a small onion planter.
Have you ever tried just cutting some of the tops off, if you just need a small amount? I'd be interested to know if it could be done. Thanks so much for this!
Donna John
I haven't, but that's a great idea. Going to try it and will let you know how it goes.
Donna John
My regrown green onions got huge this time!

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