On a recent trip to the Hope Farmer's Market, I saw the most beautiful green onions at the Yard to Market booth. The tops were beautiful, but what really caught my attention were the fabulous roots. I knew these onions would be perfect for a little experiment that I have been wanting to try.
Did you know that you can re-grow green onions and have fresh clippings on hand whenever you need them? Well, you can. Re-growing onions is both fun and frugal. I tried a similar experiment with celery, which you can read about in my blog, Magic Celery. The celery experiment worked great, so I'm pretty excited to see what happens with the onions.
To get started, simply cut the green tops off of the onions and reserve them for your favorite recipe. For this experiment, we'll only need the bulby bottoms.
Grab yourself a pot or a nice patch of ground and space out some holes for each of the onions. I found my gloved finger made the perfect sized hole.
Plant each onion root, leaving the top poking up out of the soil. Water well and place in a sunny spot.
In just three days, noticeable sprouts will begin to form.
In know time at all I'll have a wonderful harvest of green onions for soups, baked potatoes and salads. Give it a try!