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Re-Grow Your Store Bought Green Onions and Scallions

June 7, 2013
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We are huge green onion fans so I thought I’d share this quick tip with you guys.

It’s garden season now and you can easily regrow the onions that you purchase at the store simply by planting the bulbs in your garden or planter.  Fresh green onions at your finger tips.  Super easy to do and saves you money!

We used to throw the bulbs out (dumb I know as you can just use them in your recipes).  Until a couple of years ago I read that you can easily regrow them.

You can easily do this in the winter time too just by putting the bulbs in the water.

I’ve found that it’s best to use only a little bit of water so that just the the bottoms are emerged in the water.  Otherwise the outside stalks tend to rot faster.  But you can easily get another couple of growths from this method as shown above.  I’ve found that you can usually regrow them about two or three times.  Eventually  they get slimy on the outside of the bulbs, in which case I try to peel the outer layers to get another growth out of ’em or I throw them into the compost.

And if I have a lot of green onions, then I cut them up and throw them in a Tupperware container and store in the fridge.

I just read yesterday that you can actually regrow celery too.  I’ll be trying that soon too.

You guys know of any other easy garden/kitchen tips?

 Linking up with Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays, Frugally Sustainable, The Penny Worthy Project, Thrifty Thursday, The DIY Dreamer, Little House In The Suburbs, Whatever Whenever Wednesday, Small Footprint Family, Tuesdays With A Twist and Simple Lives Thursday.


  1. Try planting just the ends you cut off of the green onions. They will grow every year. You just pull up a few when you need them and leave some to multiply. I planted one bunch of bottoms and had a row of green onions I couldn’t use up every year. Much of our kitchen produce can be used in the garden and most folks just throw it out!

    1. Hi Goldy,

      Great idea. Right now I have them in the planter, but will go ahead and plant them in the garden so we have them for the following year. Thanks so much for the tip and for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Oh WOW!! I got to try this!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

    1. Hey Jas, thanks for commenting. I was going to do that yesterday, but we just came back from being out of town for 4 days and it didn’t look very fresh. Will try that next time I buy a bunch. Excited to try it! 🙂

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