Can we just say, Pinterest is AWESOME! We have been Pinterest people for a number of years. We love scrolling through the various pins, finding all sorts of wonderful ideas, life-hacks, DIY projects, recipes, and on goes the list. We especially love we come across an idea that really grabs our attention. But when it works...well, that's just the best!
A couple of weeks ago, I (Jay) was scrolling through Pinterest when I came across a pin that talked about regrowing green onions. I clicked on the pin and read the article. It suggested that one could regrow green onions by placing the roots in water.
Since I love growing things in the garden, I thought this was something I need to try.
So I did, and here is what I learned.
Select the green onions that you plan to use in your recipe.
Cut off the ends of the green onions as seen in the picture below.
Take the root ends that have been cut and set them aside.
Use the green onions as your recipe calls.
Get a shallow glass bowl and fill it with just enough water so that the ends of the roots are submerged.
You do not want to cover the entire cutting with water, only the roots.
Place the dish in a sun lit area such as a window sill.
You will need to monitor the water lever, adding or replacing as necessary.
But remember, you do not want to submerge the entire cutting, only the roots should be in the water.
Give the roots a couple of days to begin to grow.
In the picture below, I started with just one cut. When I saw that it was growing, I added 4 more to my bowl. They grew incredibly fast.
After the roots have had time to get some fresh growth, transfer them into some dirt.
I went to Walmart and found a few small candle votives. They were inexpensive and the perfect size
for the young green onions. I added a few small stones and them some fresh potting soil and placed them back on the window sill where I started them in the water.
Keep an eye on the moisture in each plant. I don't them to dry out or have too much water
Just a couple drops is about all the water they need.
When they get large enough you can transfer them to a larger pot or to your outside garden.
In the meantime, have fun as you watch them grow.
This is a great activity to do with your children. It's an easy project that comes with quick results. The green onions grow pretty quickly, so the kids can see the progression of growth.
Click on the link below to see the original pin that I read for regrowing green onions
For a few other ideas, check out my Pinterest board of Great Ideas!
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