Use Green Onions a Lot?
Do you, like me, use green onions often? If you do, check out this excellent tip I saw last week over at Cookthink — you can save your green onion bulbs and keep them growing in a glass of water!
I took a picture yesterday of how much they had grown in just a week’s time — about 3.5 inches. Amazing, right? (On a side note, this is another example of why I love gardening and growing things so much. The jumbo amaryllis we have bloomed this past weekend, and the fig tree we keep in a pot has now begun to sprout new, perfectly-shaped little fig leaves, too. I never get over my sense of wonder at seeing things grow.)
Anyway, if you do decide to try this, just place the bulbs (with about 1-2 inches of stem above the white parts attached) in a glass of water on a sunny windowsill. I bound mine together with a twist-tie for more stability. Just change the water every other day or so (it’ll get stinky otherwise), and keep snipping the green parts. Come spring, you can plant them in a pot or in the ground. Thanks to Claire at Cookthink for a great tip!