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My homegrown scallions

Several weeks ago, I pinned something about re-growing scallions.

The idea is very simple: instead of throwing away the white root ends of your green onions, submerge them in water and place them in a little sunshine. In no time, they will start to re-grow themselves and in a matter of days you’ll have green onions again.

A couple weeks ago, I did just that – I kept the ends of the scallions I had used for a recipe and submerged them in a clear, small jar that I no longer had the lid to.

It took a couple days, but soon enough I started to see re-growth. Then, seemingly overnight, they shot up into this:

regrowing scallions green onions

I took my kitchen scissors and cut off the tops, chopped them up, and used them in Alex’s breakfast burritos this week. The first thing I noticed about my regrown scallions? The fragrance. I don’t know that I have ever seen such juicy, fragrant scallions before.

I’m really curious to see how many cycles I can go through with these. The little nubs are already starting to re-grow again. The white roots, however, are getting out of control. I’m not sure if I should trim them or not. In the meantime, I keep them in my windowsill and change the water every couple of days.

  • March 13, 2012

    This is fascinating! I never realized how easy it is to grow scallions!! I must try this!!

  • April 24, 2012

    I love this! I will def. try it, I love to use green onions in soups, eggs and so many things that I am always sorry when I run out. Thank you!

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