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How to Grow Cut Green Onions

grow-green-onions-in-waterOne of my favorite ways to save money on food is by growing it myself.  For the Hunger Challenge, I used green onions in tonight’s stir fry recipe.  I cut them down to their little white nubs, but that didn’t mean I was done with them.  By using this simple method, my fifty cent bunch of green onions can be stretched for months of recipes!  I grow onions in the garden as well, but this is my favorite way to keep them on hand in the kitchen for easy access.


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11 thoughts on “How to Grow Cut Green Onions”

  1. I saw this on pinterest and tried it. I was actually concerned that only a day or two later they had already doubled in size. I did not cut mine as far back though; perhaps that’s a variable.

    • That’s amazing Brittney! I think how far back they’re cut definitely could affect the growing rate, but also how warm the window is and how much sun they get. Glad it worked so well for you!

  2. i tried this and after about 2-3 weeks the root part started to get stinky and mushy. Any idea how to avoid that?

    • Hi Avri, so sorry I’m just now replying. We got way behind on comments with our new baby! Usually when the root parts get gross it’s either needing to change the water more often, or it’s just done and needing to be swapped out. If it happens a lot for you it might be better to try planting them in dirt in a windowsill pot.


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