Grow a Green Onion…From Your Old Green Onion

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Oh Pinterest…how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.


I fought Pinterest when I first heard about it because the last thing I needed was another piece of social media in my life.  I finally joined after a friend sang the praises of bookmarking crafts and recipes without having to book them on her web browser.  I love being able to pin craft ideas, recipes, and more and when I am looking for it later I don’t have to dig through thousands of links that are totally unorganized.  All the ideas are neatly organized in Pinterest.  Not only has it been helpful as a bookmarking tool, I have come across some great ideas I might not have found otherwise.  Since joining Pinterest, I have made laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, vanilla and a number of other things (posts to come soon about each of those!).  If you are on Pinterest, follow me!

On to the discussion at hand!  A few weeks ago, I came across this picture of several green onions in a drinking glass.  The pin said that next time you use a green onion, save the white ends, submerge them in water and place in a sunny spot.  Green onions will begin to grow almost immediately.

I love green onion and it is the one thing that did well in my garden this year.  It was so nice to cut a piece of green onion off to use in cooking, on a baked potato and more whenever I wanted.  When we had one of our only cold snaps, they died and I had to start buying green onion again.  Though it isn’t very expensive, I almost always throw half of it away.

Until now!  Three days ago, I stuck a few pieces of the white part of the green onion in a glass on my kitchen window.  Yesterday, I had fresh green onion on my baked potato!

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  1. Paula
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    I too, am a reluctant pinterest addict. I LOVE it, (and am following you now too)
    What a great idea for the green onions. I just bought some yesterday, so I’m going to try this for sure. IF I can find a sunny window here in the dreary pacific northwest.

  2. Debbie
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    I’m not sure the window even needs to be particularly sunny! We’ve had sun for two days out of the last 10 and my green onions have “sprouted” a couple of inches!

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