Now that it’s spring, I’m planting just about everything, and I’m really excited about trying my hand at edibles! I bought cucumber and squash seeds, and tomato, pepper, and strawberry plants… but then I saw a short little video on how to grow food from scraps and I lost my ish, y’all.
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know I’ve become somewhat of a plant lady. I just took in two strays, a.k.a. I found some sad clearance plants at Lowe’s and I couldn’t “just leave them there like that!”
So I think it’s safe to say that I really like to grow things. Recently, I tried growing from “food scraps” with green onion… and it worked like a charm! It’s super easy, and almost instantly gratifying because you can see the growth within a few hours.
Grow Green Onion From Scraps
So literally all you do is cut the tops off of green onion (from the grocery store) and leave about 2 inches of root. Then stick the cuttings root down inside a glass with about an inch of water in it. Set it in a bright spot (not necessarily full sun, any window will do) and wait…
I transplanted these about 2 weeks after I put them in water. I just found a pot, put some soil it in, and plopped them down into it. I continued to water them so the soil stayed moist. Soon, I had pretty big tops… and honestly, I’ve let these go too long, that’s why they’re bent over now… but I just couldn’t bare to take them out and actually eat them.
Sadly, their time has come and I’m harvesting them for baked potatoes this week. Not to worry though, I’m going to replant them! The process will start all over again!
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