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Make Those Scallions Last Forever!

How to regrow scallions/green onions

Well, okay, maybe not forever, but longer than it takes to use up that bunch you have sitting in your fridge!

You’ll have to forgive me this non-food post, but I saw a picture of this method for regrowing scallions/green onions on Pinterest a while back. It was one of those horribly annoying pins that has no link… Gah! Those bug me! Anyway, I had no real background or information to go on, but the picture was pretty self-explanatory… put the white parts of your scallions in water (after you’ve used the greens) and they will grow back.

Look at that little peeper peeping out!

How to regrow scallions/green onions

I took these pictures just 3 or 4 days after placing the root ends in water. I like seeing results right away, it lets you know you’re on the right course! Since then they’ve grown another couple of inches, and are ready to harvest should I need some! I added a second bunch over the weekend (not pictured), and those have already grown nearly an inch! With the 2nd bunch, I left the rubber band on to let them grow more neatly in the glass.

I’ll be back on Monday with another AHHMAZING Korean recipe that uses an entire bunch of scallions- so you can buy a bunch, use em’ up, then plant the ends in a glass of water on your counter!

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  • Gabby @ the veggie nook March 16, 2012, 5:20 am

    ooo such a good tip! I can’t eat a lot of onion or garlic (cause digestive issues :() but I am soooo going to pass this on to my parents. Scallions are constantly going bad in the fridge!

  • An Unrefined Vegan March 16, 2012, 11:18 am

    Who would’ve thought?? Amazing!

  • Carrie March 16, 2012, 11:46 am

    I love this! I need to try it out.

  • Heather March 19, 2012, 6:43 am

    This is so cool; thanks for sharing!

  • Connie Fletcher March 22, 2012, 12:54 pm

    Barb, check out how to do the same thing with lemongrass…although it takes much longer to root them. Supposedly, they will root, grow new shoots while rooting. You then plant the whole shebang in the garden, and the lemongrass gets 5-6ft. tall, and depending on where you live (zone), it may winter over!!! Mine is in the window right now!! It has done nothing yet, but…..

  • Katie of Vegan Noms March 25, 2012, 7:35 pm

    Dawwww, how cute!

  • Connie Fletcher April 5, 2012, 4:05 am

    I’m glad I responded to this…my lemongrass is growing in the windowsill……alright on the windowsill. Not all of them are growing, only two of them are actually growing roots (I put three in a glass of water), but THEY ARE ACTUALLY GROWING ROOTS!!!

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