Friday, May 31, 2013

Regrowing Scallions-My 50¢ Experiment

I see Regrowing Scallions all over Pinterest/the internet and was curious to see if it would work (I knew you'd be too:@). Not only were the scallions beautiful at the produce store, they were only 50¢ a bunch so I accepted the challenge to see if they would grow.
Day 1

Day 3

Well folks, it didn't take me long to realize this little project would be a lot like watching...
scallions grow~ So I'll cut to the chase:
2 Weeks
In the name of science I did pinch the one on the right off and taste it, very oniony,
so I'd call this a success! If you have the space and inclination to try regrowing them, I say go for it!
You will want to change out the water every once in a while though, just sayin'.
Have a happy day:@)

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22 comments:

  1. I do this all the time. I only regrow them twice from the same onion. You could probably grow more. I just haven't tried.

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    1. Thanks for mentioning you do it twice, for some reason my sons think they wouldn't taste like onion after the first time??? Silly wabbits:@)

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  2. OMG!! I never heard of this and I use scallions in everything...salads, fried potatoes, dips, marinades, etc...So going to try this!! A million thanks!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Oh, I love that you tried this! They really did turn out wonderfully. Love it. I'm off to see your fresh strawberry frosting - that photo over there is tempting me. lol

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  4. rather cool! didn't know they'd do that!

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  5. Wow! This is SO neat, Lynn! I can't believe you grew those that way. Thanks for the tip!

    XO,

    Sheila... who got a picture for you this week that I intend to put in a blog post sometime. Any guess what it might be??? ;-)

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  6. I always wondered if this would work, thank you for giving us the REAL run down!! I heard you can do it with celery too (not individual stalks).

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  7. That was fascinating - I did that once with corkscrew willow trees! sandie

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  8. Cool! I have some in the fridge that I will use to try this. I think you can also grow celery like this. I'm also going to try that.

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  9. Well, what do ya know? I love that you tried the experiment and reported the results for us. I'll have to give this a try! Happy weekend, Lynn!

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  10. Successful scientist in the kitchen! Move over Alton! Love the ideas you try and the things you share :)

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  11. For me it's too much trouble for something you can buy for 50 cents. But I'm glad you tried it for us and reported back. You're the best.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend Lynn.
    Sam

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  12. OMG - this is exactly the kind of thing I used to do with my kids when they were little. Do you think they will want me to try it with them now? (They are in their 20s - that might get one of them to finally move out :))

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  13. I'm the one who would forget to change the water :)

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  14. This is soooo neat! I need to try this, but do you need a sunny window, because I don't have one. boooo.

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  15. Hi Lynn,

    I haven't seen this on Pinterest yet, but wow! I never dreamt of trying this; it's so cool that it really works! I'm in the same boat as the person above me -- I don't have a sunny kitchen window. I love yours; it's so cheerful. :)

    Thanks for sharing, Lynn; I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  16. I tried this not too long ago but the only part of the scallion that grew for me was the green part. Maybe I need to try it again :)

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  17. I do this in the winter, but in the summer I have a designated plant pot for kitchen scraps. I cut off the bottoms of scallions, leeks, and celery, and shove them into the soil. I end up with a great harvest to which I give the same treatment. Recycling to the max!

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  18. Interesting. I didn't know you could do this. More bang for your buck...or 50 cents. Love it!

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  19. Thank you -- not only a plant I didn't kill but one I brought back to life? Excellent!

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