How To Regrow Green Onions

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The next time you use green onions in your favorite soup, salad, or other dish, do not throw away the bulb at the bottom. The bulbs can actually be re-used to grow more green onions. This is a superb way to get the maximum use out of a great vegetable. Here is how you can get three or four more uses out of one green onion bulb.

  • When cutting the green onions, save the bottom one inch of the bulb. Make sure you keep the tiny roots intact.
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  • Take the saved green onion bulb, and replant in the garden, or in a container. Make a small hole with your fingers or hand shovel – just deep enough to hold the bulb. Make sure to plant the root end down, and let about 1/4 – 1/2 of an inch stick out above the soil line.
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  • In a little over two weeks, the green tops will be tall enough to snip off for another great meal. This can be continued three or four times, supplying you with green onions for a few months.
  • The green onion bulbs can also be placed in a small glass of water and set in a window sill. The green tops will re-emerge and can be snipped off as needed. This is great for the summer or winter – you never have to buy green onions again!
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  1. That’s a clever technique! I’m going to try it soon. I usually pull up so many green onions that I don’t have enough onion plants left to grow on into big bulbs.
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  2. Really enjoyed watching this > I am new to growing a garden at out new home.. What a fantastic video.. thanks for the helpful information. I am going to do this this weekend yahoo!

  3. I planted the bulbs in my vegetable garden last summer and didn’t get around to cutting them all down by last winter. I thought that the cold would kill them off, but it never did. Now they are about 4 or 5 ft tall and have what look to be closed flowers on the tips of some of the green shoots. I thought this was just on the bigger ones until the ones that I had cut down and had started re-growing started to get them too. Is this an indication of the bulb/onion splitting? Or is this something that needs to be cut off?

  4. I took some green onions and put them in the kitchen in water, but its attracting fruit flies (ech). what do I do about that???

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