I am asked quite often if it’s true putting a scallion in a bit of water that it will regrow. I always do this during the winter as it’s an inexpensive way to have scallion greens throughout the winter when your garden is not producing.
Place the white ends in a cup of fresh water and change it every couple of days. Chop what you need and in a few days it will sprout again and grow.
These 2 scallions were first used in mid December. I have since been using just these two when I need scallion greens.
You can see where I have chopped them and the new growth. This was 4 days after I used them.
This picture is 11 days later. They are almost full grown. The one laying down I was using tonight and started to chop it but decided to put it back in for the picture.
Give it a try for fresh scallions all winter 🙂
now that’s a good idea, do you keep them in the sun?
no I have them on a window sill in my kitchen that faces the west. They get light but not sun.
This is definitely something I didn’t know!
Thanks for the reblog and the kind words!! Tina
What a great money saving idea! Thanks!
What a great idea!
We grew celery from scraps this year and I grew onion greens from an onion that had sprouted in our pantry. Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop!