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Kitchen Tip: Grow Your Own Scallions Indoors

By bellalimento |

I’m a firm believer in “waste not, want not.” I honestly try to use as much as possible in the kitchen. From making take 2 meals out of leftovers, to using egg shells and coffee grinds for garden compost. In keeping with that theme, I have a great kitchen tip/trick to make an endless supply of scallions to share! My Mom used to do this and it couldn’t be easier. The next time you have a bunch of scallions don’t throw away the white bulb portion. Save them to grow new scallions with. Good news is you don’t need even need dirt or a garden to do it. Sound impossible? It’s not, find out how after the jump!

What you’ll need:
Scallion (Green Onion) Bulbs

What to do:
1. Place cold water into a shallow mason jar (or the like). Insert scallion bulbs (pictured above). Place jar in a sunny area (like a window sill).

2. In 3-4 days green portion of the onion will have begun to sprout. Cut and use green portion for your cooking as needed. I find that scissors work well for snipping bits off.

3. Change water every 1-2 days.

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Paula Jones started her blog, Bell'alimento, in 2009 as a place to share her recipes with her friends and family. Along with her delicious recipes being a staple on Babble's Food channel, Jones has been featured on sites such as: Saveur, CNN’s Eatocracy, The Cooking Channel, and The Washington Post.

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3 thoughts on “Kitchen Tip: Grow Your Own Scallions Indoors

  1. Madeline says:

    I tried this a few weeks ago, and I ended up with a jar full of the smelliest scallion mush in the history of all time.

  2. Colleen says:

    I never waste the white bulb part. Except for the very tip (root part), this is the part that I always cut up to use in recipes calling for green onions, or any onion as it is the most mild onion. Not that I don’t cut the green part also, but I find most of the flavor in the white bulb.

  3. Beatrix says:

    Make sure to keep changing the water every day. I use distilled water and after a week, both the roots and the scallions are growing out of control.

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