I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
I buy green onions just about every time I go to the supermarket, and use them in my cooking at least once or twice a week. Last spring, I planted green onions in my herb garden, but they take a woefully long time to replenish themselves when I trim them, so I considered my homegrown green onion effort to be a failed one.
I read recently that I could put the leftover onion roots in a little water and they would grow again– although I was skeptical, I decided to try it.
Five days later, here are the results:
They’re fresh and ready to eat- and no pesticide residue to worry about! This experiment was such a success, I’m now going to look for a few vintage jars and grow a few bunches of green onions at a time. I’m assuming I’ll still have to replace the roots with new ones every so often, but still- I’m loving it.