Thursday, March 22, 2012

Growing Scallions

How to Grow Scallions
I'm assuming you all know about Pinterest. If not-you've been hiding under a computer rock-no judgement! :P Anyway, whilst perusing Pinterest and pinning things to my boards, I have found some wonderful, wonderful things! Including--how to grow your own scallions at home-using nothing but the leftover bulbs and some water (I saw multiple postings on this, so no specific link back to give you. You can google it if you'd like). Due to my small NYC apartment conditions, this made me excited. After using scallions for some recipes (including the Cheddar, Asiago, and Scallion Beer Bread) I kept the bottoms of the onions-the white bulb and a little of the above greenness. Here are the easy steps.

  1. Take the bottoms of the scallions/the bulbs and place them in a short/shallow cup, mason jar, etc. (we used batman cups)
  2. Fill a couple inches with cool water.
  3. Place in a sunny place.
  4. Change the water every couple days.
  5. Snip off scallions as needed!
A couple tips--they will continue to grow and last for awhile (un-cut), but eventually they will start to fall over and/or die. They will grow back after snipping, but not as well, and sometimes they won't grow back and just die. You sort of have to see what they do. You should really only count on them growing back once. But they grow quick!!!

How to Grow Scallions
After one day you can really see the difference! They're growing! Michael was so excited "Something green, alive, is growing!" It made him feel all happy and like there was nature in the apartment.
How to Grow Scallions
Seriously-look how fast they grow!
How to Grow Scallions
They grew even more after this picture, over time some started falling over because they were too tall. I did eventually use them all, and I actually have about 3 that are re-growing, little onions that could :)

I recommend you try this-at the very least you get a "buy one, get one free" sort of thing with your scallions! And it's a fun way to grow stuff easily in limited space. If you have any questions let me know!!

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