Did you know that you can regrow your green onions? After you chop up your green onions, DON’T THROW THE ROOTS AWAY! You can regrow them in a sunny spot in your home, and have more green onions within 1-2 weeks. This task is SO easy. Here are the simple steps to do it.
4 Steps To Regrow Green Onions
- Chop up your green onions for whatever meal you’re using them for
- Pop the roots into a glass so that the roots are covered with water
- Put the glass in a sunny spot. I like to keep them on the kitchen window
- Top up the water every few days. They don’t need to be super full. In fact, if you let the water get quite low, they’ll actually shoot up faster in the day or two that the water is really low!
Within 1 week, you’ll have some regrowth. Wait a full 2 weeks to get a more plentiful bounty of green onions. You can chop them at any stage of the growth cycle. Just whenever you need them!
Other tips for success
You’ll get at least two growths from your green onions. Sometimes, you can get a third growth. But by the third round, they don’t tend to grow very long. Once you find they stop growing, your roots will start to blacken. The water will also smell VERY onion-y. It’s time to compost them at this point, and buy another bunch from the store.
You can put more than one bunch in your glass. If my onions aren’t long enough the next time I need them, I’ll buy another bunch. once I’ve cut that bunch down, I’ll stick it in the same glass as the first one. Sometimes, I have up to three bunches in there.
I love sprinkling green onions on my nachos. I’m also using them a lot on this recipe that is on repeat in my home:
Beef Broccoli Ramen
Enjoy your abundance of green onions!