Growing Scallions

About a month ago on Pinterest I saw a post where a woman tried growing her on scallions at home. I personally use scallions a lot when cooking. They are not expensive here but I really just wanted to see if this worked so I tried it out for myself. If you want to try it for yourself here is what you do. I took my scallions and placed them in a small jar and added enough bottled water to only cover the roots and bottoms. Every day I wash the roots in the sink and add fresh water to them. I also sit them outside my window seal in the daytime for sunlight.

I am really shocked at how green they have stayed and how fast they have grown. All you do is snip what you need making sure to keep the bulb and root intact. When growing the top will look a bit dead and all you do is snip that but not all the way to the bottom, just keeping a bit. It’s really important to change your water daily because it would get gross just sitting all the time. When I first started this process I was using a small glass jar but as time passed I moved them to a larger one since they grew. I think a clear jar works best so sunlight can get through.

3 fabulous comments:

  1. Sweetheart Diary3/21/2012

    They look so great and they add a lovely flavor to the food.

  2. Noor3/23/2012

    Yea love them

  3. Sarah4/10/2012

    Scallions grow very easily. If you have the space, you can just plant the bulbs in soil as you use the rest for cooking. When we cook, we use everything except the very last 1/8 - 1/4" of the bulb and roots. Usually, this bulb/roots combo will be just thrown in the compost which we dump out in the backyard. More than once the scallions have just started to grow! So now I'm thinking I might just have a separate container of soil where I will just stick the bulbs in as I cook. And on that note, the tops of the onions don't look dry or anything. They look as healthy as can be and I don't have to constantly change the water!


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