I eat a ton of salads, and so do my family members, and green onions go on EVERY salad. So I buy at least two bunches every week. They’re not that expensive – usually about $1.25 – $1.50 for two bunches. Still, that’s approximately $75 a year that I could spend on something else.
More importantly to me, they’re NOT organic. I have no idea what kind of pesticides or chemical fertilizers are in those onions.
So, when I read an article in a gardening book about growing my own, I was very interested. The book assures me that this is simple, so we’ll see. I am conducting a Sydney Experiment and will let you know how it goes.
Growing Green Onions
1. The first thing to do is cut off the rooted ends of your green onions. I always cut them off, anyway, so it’s nice to have a use for them.
3. Keep the roots moist and change the water once a week. In a few days they will supposedly grow some green shoots and when they’re 4″-5″ long I can plant them in the ground or in a pot. Supposedly I can even leave them in this jar but they would get w-a-y too crowded.
I will follow along on this blog and let you know how my experiment goes. If it works, I’ll have an endless supply of organic, free green onions. At worst, I wasted a bit of time. Sounds like a winner experiment to me.
Winter And My Onions?
I wondered about what happens to my onions in the winter, but they grow wild in my yard in the cold weather. They’re not onions I will eat since I don’t even know what they are. But, still, it tells me that onions like colder weather like I do. Smart onions. But of course it’s kind of silly to be wondering whether they’ll survive the winter when I don’t even know if they’ll grow this way?
Stay tuned for the Onion Update … :-)