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Friday, July 25, 2014

Regrow Green Onions at Home


Regrow Green Onions at Home - Blissful and Domestic

Regrow Green Onions at Home - Blissful and Domestic

I have received quite a few emails, from loving readers, telling me how to regrow green onions at home. I was absolutely intrigued by the fact that you guys were able to regrow green onions that you bought from the store. It took me awhile to get around to trying it out, but now that I have, I am a believer and here to declare it! Regrowing green onions actually works!

Regrowing green onions at home is easy peasy and you only need a few basic things to get started. A pot, soil, and some green onions. This past month, when I did my once a month shopping, I bought a bunch of green onions. I chopped my onions for freezing, leaving the roots for my regrowing project. In each pot, I made a hole in the soil for my roots to go. I placed two roots in each pot. These pots have cilantro growing in them as well (hence the cilantro label on the chalkboard spoons). My cilantro is growing from seed and it is taking a bit longer to gain momentum in the growing department.

After a few days I started seeing sprouts from my green onion roots. I was totally shocked! I couldn't believe I was actually growing something, with little effort. I kept my soil moist, which means watering every other day or so. (I told you these were super easy and very low maintenance).

This is about 2 1/2 weeks of growth in these pictures!

Regrow Green Onions at Home - Blissful and Domestic

Regrow Green Onions at Home - Blissful and Domestic

Regrowing green onions at home makes you feel like you have a green thumb, which is something I am always wanting, but seem to never have. This time though...I have grown something and not killed it! Let's all give a shout of cheer for this mama! Woot! Woot!

Regrow Green Onions at Home - Blissful and Domestic

I love having these sweet little gems on my kitchen counter. They require minimal direct sunlight. Being placed by a window is enough sunlight for them to thrive. Regrowing green onions can save your family money each month and they look pretty too!
Regrow Green Onions at Home - Blissful and Domestic 

Have you tried regrowing anything else?

XO Danielle

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this tip. I love green onions and am going to try this!

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  2. We eat the entire green onion, so that wouldn't work here. I do buy an abundance of onion sets in the spring and keep them in a brown paper bag in frig, so we have plenty all summer long for replanting.

    I have however got celery growing on my porch in an old planter box. I started with the end part (root) most of us throw away (you know that last couple inches at bottom). I started it in water, then planted it. I am now growing my own celery. Super easy. Can do in the house all winter in water or soil.
    Love reading your blog.
    Cheryl in IN

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    1. Oh my heck I hadn't thought of celery! I want to try this!

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  3. I'm not sure if my last comment posted or not....but I wanted to echo that I too grow celery from the base of others. I've also taken a potato sweet or plain and cut it in small pieces, thing quarters or maybe sixths if it's a big potato, then I let the raw sides dry out a bit then plant them. They need some water to grow but it may be worth it as a fun experiment with your kids, plus you can eat them.

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    1. We just tried potatoes! I am keeping my fingers crossed they grow:)

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  4. You may have some trouble growing the cilantro in the same pot as the onions. Onions in general are nitrogen hogs, and so they really suck the nutrients that other non-onion plants need to grow. I had the same problem when I planted green beans in half of a raised bed, and onions in the other. The beans just looked sickly and wouldn't thrive. After checking out companion planting charts, I found that you can't really grow onions with non-onion types of plants. Thanks for the tip about re-growing onions... I'm going to try it!

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    1. I was wondering why the cilantro stopped growing LOL. Thanks for letting me know:)

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  5. Excited to try this! I always have good intentions to freeze the strips... and then I forget. Maybe if there was a purpose for the root too I would be more inclined. :) -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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    1. Good luck! I hope you are able to try it out:)

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  6. You can do the same thing in a glass of water. I do this often and have never had a problem. I just trim them down and stick them ina cup of water and in days they are tall and ready again

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