Green Onions Growing On Your Kitchen Windowsill

Due to the unexpected response, on my post about the Health benefits of Onions.. I want to pass along to you some neat things you can do to grow onions on your kitchen windowsill.

Play with Your Food! (Windowsill Gardens) Walnuts and Pears blog has a great idea and some very useful pictures on how she is re-growing green onions. Using nothing but the cut off roots part of green onions, she is re-growing them into a useable, eatable onion or onion tops for a bit of flavor in your favorite salad.

** Walnuts and Pears blog was not the ‘Only’ person or blog that suggested growing green onions in water on a windowsill. If you wish, send me your blog name and URL and I will amend this posting to give you ‘Full’ credit for your contribution to Growing Onions in water on a windowsill. Thanks Pobept.

Photo stole from Walnuts and Pears Blog.

I have a few green onions I picked-up at my local market, I’m going to try to re-grow them in a pot filled with potting soil in a north facing kitchen window. We’ll know if this will work in a week or two if I find them poking their fresh tender leafs through the potting soil.

Why is common sense so uncommon?
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and your planting and growing ideas.
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4 responses to “Green Onions Growing On Your Kitchen Windowsill

  1. Nice blog! Followed you back from mine and read a bit so far. I saw a tip like this on Pinterest (about re-growing green onions) and plan to try it soon.


  2. This is a great idea to turn what you buy into much more!!!


  3. although i do not have any growing at the moment, i often take cuts from several vegetables and make new greens out of discards…onion and garlic do grow the best in sandy soil in a bowl, water every other day…then i snip tops and sprinkle over soups, salads or pizza. keep on snipping..till it’ s compost time.
    the other tops i cultivate are radish, turnip, beet, rutabaga. i leave a good inch of the root attached to the top for best rooting. and don’t make the soil too wet or too rich.
    the hard core stems i stick in light soil are also a fine source of fresh winter greens for salads..lettuce core, especially romaine types..and broccoli core..the stringier, the better to root..snip and go, it will keep on greening in the sunniest window.


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