Jul 292014

As a frugal family, we are all for reusing things, and regrowing green onions is one of our specialties. Growing green onions is extremely easy, and it does not take much room or effort. Our city garden is extremely small, but our green onions are thriving and not only do we save money by not having to buy the green onion, but it also enhances our meals by adding fresh flavor, and we love that we can grow our own food without worrying about the chemicals that have been sprayed on it.

green onions


We usually buy a bunch of green onions at the farmer’s market or at our local grocery store.


cutting green onions


Then we chop off the tops for our cooking, we leave a couple of inches from the bottom up.


growing green onions


We leave the green onions in a glass of water for a couple of days.


planting green onions
Then we plant them out in the garden bed. They usually grow well in spaces with part shade part sun.


regrowing green onions


In about two weeks, we can start cutting off the tops of the green onion again.  As long as the green onions have water and sun, they will keep on growing.

regrowing green onions


If you live in an area with frost, keep the green onion in a small pot that you can take inside and put in a sunny windowsill over the winter.



 Freshly picked, freshly cut, regrown green onions

regrowing green onions



Have you ever tried regrowing green onions?


growing green onions

  4 Responses to “The Frugal Garden: Growing Green Onions”

  1. We did the same thing this year, just kept cutting off a few tops here and there until the plant finally went to seed. We have a little city garden too, but it is amazing what we can grow in it.

  2. Oh wow! I’ve never thought about doing that. I usually just throw out the bottom parts of the onion with the roots. I’ll never do that again. I’m gonna try growing some of these myself.

  3. I have never tried this, but I am going to see if I can get them going inside. I have gotten some nice greenery from the bottoms of celery stalks.

  4. now that is a neat idea! We tried the whole gardening thing but the rabbits around here are terrible and ate everything!! I wonder if these would be able to grow in the house?

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