Here’s how to get some free green onions. Next time you get a batch from the grocery store, don’t throw out the roots. Instead, put them in a pot of dirt. They will soon sprout up new onions for you. I’ve done this multiple times–in fact, as you can see, I have two new green onions starting in my kitchen.
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I have some in the fridge right now that are about to go in a pot for that very purpose.
When you ‘harvest’ green onions, do you just cut off tops or do you pull the whole thing?
Kate, I usually pull them out because I like to cook with the bulb–but I hear that you can just harvest the green and it will keep making onions. Surprisingly sturdy, those green onion plants.
Thanks for the tip! Does this need plenty of sunlight to grow?
Hi Cathy. Yeah, I would give the onions a couple of hours of sunlight a day. My kitchen window gets about 3-4 hours of afternoon sunlight and they seem to be doing well there so far.