I feel like a bit of a chump for not trying this sooner. All the times I’ve thrown out the bottoms of my Spring Onions when I could have been growing new ones for nothing! I thought that this must be a myth I’ve heard, but it was no effort to test out and I’m so glad I did. Also, why do these little things have so many names? Scallions, spring onions, green onions, shallots…crazy!
Anyway… To grow your own, put the white bottoms with roots (that you were about to put in the garbage) into a glass of water in a sunny window and watch as your onions regrow. Amazing! Refresh the water every few days and just cut off what you need. It took 1 – 2 weeks for my spring onions to get to harvesting stage.
Update: March 2012 – I cut and re-grew these twice before they started smelling a bit disgusting, so I threw then out. I think I had a bit too much water in them. I’ve got a new batch in the window now.
This is also a great project to get little kids interested in gardening and growing their own food. It doesn’t take long for them to see results.
On another note, I’ve added a new ‘Print’ button to the footer of my posts. Now you can easily print out a recipe or tutorial if needed. The function is pretty cool and gives you the option to remove all images, or select any you don’t want. You can also remove any paragraphs of text that you don’t want to print. I think it’s super handy and easy to use.