Growing vegetables from scraps is one of the most frugal ways you can grow vegetables from home. A lot of people don’t realize it, but some of the most used vegetables in cooking can be regrown from the bare leftovers. This post, I am sharing how to regrow green onions. If you think your green onions are going bad, don’t throw them out. Regrow them!
Quick Homeschool Tip: This would also make a great outdoor learning tool for kids. This has been a learning tool for us in teaching our kids our vegetables grow. They can easily see the roots to explain how the water is pulled through the plants. All the basics for a photosynthesis lesson.
Growing Vegetables from Scraps – Green Onions
It is very simple to regrow green onions. All you need is a mason jar, kitchen scissors, water and the onions. The green onions will grow incredibly quick. I was shocked how fast they do grow from scraps. We easily had fresh green onions two days after we began regrowing.
- Start by cutting down your green onions to the root. This would be cutting down the greens to the white.
- Root down, place the green onions in a small mason jar or glass.
- Fill with water to the rim of the glass to ensure the roots are fully submerged.
- Set jar on your windowsill.
- Replace the water once a week.
- Sit back and watch them grow.
It is that easy growing vegetables. Within a few days, you will enjoy fresh green onions. They grow fast, so you will never run out. I’ve cut mine back about three times, and they still taste fresh from the market. As long as you replace the water once a week, you should continue to have fresh green onions growing almost indefinitely. If you would like, when the shoots are or four or five inches long, you can plant them directly into the ground. Ensure the roots are covered in soil with the greens above ground. Cut as needed.
If your green onions become longer than you would like, snip the tops and store in a freezer gallon bag in the freezer. Thaw when you would like to use them. They will stay fresh, just as frozen herbs.
See? A little bit of homesteading right on your own windowsill. Regrow vegetables at home. No raised bed garden needed. You’ll save money, waste and have fresh options at your fingertips in the kitchen. Perfect!