Natural and Thrifty in 365: #289 Grow Veggies from Scraps

I heard it, but I didn’t believe it.  You can grow green onions by soaking the bottom white part in water.  I love this idea for reusing vegetable scraps even before recycling them in the compost heap.

I am soaking green onions right now on my kitchen counter and they’ve already grown a centimeter in just one day.

You can also grow romaine lettuce and celery from scraps.  What have you grown from scraps?

Photo courtesy of The Burlap Bag.

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8 Comments:
  1. mine work! I cut them down to about 3 inches, put them in water, and got 2 full re-growths from them before they puttered out.

  2. I regrew the green onions, but they got smelling pretty nasty and I threw them out. I changed the water every couple of days as well, but it just got worse and worse. I smelled like something rotting!

  3. Yeah, I got it to work too. Used mine for a few weeks before tossing them. Eventually they get gross. But it’s nice to extend the life awhile.

  4. I have several healthy green onion plants as a decorative (and useful) border outside my home (in a shady area next to a wall). I didn’t want one bag of wilting green onions to go to waste, so I dropped their roots right into the ground about 6 months ago. They’ve done great and I have cut them many times to cook with. I just cut the larger older-looking stalks of a few different plants when I need a handful in the kitchen, so the new shoots can keep growing and keep the plant alive.

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