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5 Truths about growing green onions from scraps

April 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

  In the frenzy of the “how-to grow food from scraps”movement, I tried to do the experiment. I was surprised at how easy it was to regrow scallions/green onions from the scrap.  I also tried with leek, and found out that while it takes longer than green onions, it’s also very easy. Here is what I learned while doing the experiment: Cut the scallions about 1 inch from the base.  Too short and it’ll be in too much contact with water.  Too long and you are losing some precious veggie flesh. There’s no need to leave them in the water until fully grown.  I began with leaving the scallions in the water, but unlike what some information said, at some point the scallion’s growth slowed down and wouldn’t grow to it’s full size.   It’s best to plant green onions in soil. By planting these in pots or in the garden, they get more sun and nutrients, thus growing faster.  What I do now is I’ll start a sprout in a baby jar with enough water to cover the roots and transfer these in the ground the next day (or within 2-3 days), making sure to water the soil after planting so it doesn’t dry up. It takes longer than a week (or 10 days as some website say) to regrow from scrap.  I’d say at least 2-3 weeks before having a […]