Regrowing green onions from fridge scraps will save you 99¢ a month! That’s $11.88 a year. Whoo Hoo!!!
Okay, this might not make you rich and it won’t change your life, but it’s something you should try just for fun. You will be amazed how quickly your green onions will regrow their green tops. Treat them right and you’ll have green onions forever!
Start with a regular bunch of store bought green onions – organic or not – your choice.
When you’re ready to use your green onions, cut the onions so there is about one inch of white root end remaining.
Eat and enjoy the top parts of the green onions in whatever recipe you’d like (eg. Our Favorite Veggie Dip).
Place the root ends, root side down in a small glass (shot glasses work well). Fill with water.
Place on a sunny window ledge and replace water ever 2 to 3 days.
Enjoy watching how quickly those greens will start to regrow (here’s Day 6).
Once they’re 2-3 inches long, you can cut the greens as you need them and keep the roots in the water to see how long they’ll continue to regrow.
If you’d like to give your green onions a more permanent home and have them last even longer, transfer them to a small pot filled with potting soil.
In fact, because green onions come with roots in tact, you can actually plant them directly in the soil as I did with this pot.
How cool is that?!
I’ve done this several times and am always delighted with the results. I’ve also done celery and romaine lettuce. While my first two experiments with romaine and celery didn’t go so well, I can’t wait to show you the results of my latest attempts. But that will have to wait until another day!
Here’s a complete list of posts on regrowing things from the fridge:
Other posts on regrowing kitchen scraps including my earlier, less successful attempts:
Will you try regrowing green onions? Let me know if you do and how it works out for you.
Getty Stewart is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and helpful kitchen ideas to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. She is a Professional Home Economist, author of Manitoba’s best-selling Prairie Fruit Cookbook, Founder of Fruit Share, mom and veggie gardener.