So somewhere on the internet, in all the Pinners I follow and blogs I subscribe to, I read somewhere about keeping onions growing in a glass of water, and have green onions forever...
Really? Well, I happen to use a lot of green onions, daily in fact, and they rarely last long - if I didn't use them up, they go soggy and slimy. So when I bought another few bunches, I thought, why not?
So, vaguely following what I remembered, I simply placed the onions I had just bought into a glass.
|Please disregard the rotten banana in the background...|
Within a few days though, I realized that the onions were too tall / heavy for the glass, so they were upgraded to a peanut butter jar. To use them, I just used my kitchen sheers and snipped a length off, and then snipped them directly into whatever it was I was making.
Within 2 days, the ones I had snipped, had started to re-sprout.
|Please disregard the bottle of Skinny Girl Margarita in the background....|
Thirty days - impressive. By this time we had used all of the original onion, and what you see are pure sprouts of re-growth. It was suggested to occasionally change the water every few days... and at first I did, but then I got a little relaxed in doing it, maybe it was the Margaritas....
By day 60, it was smelling funky, and quite a few of them slimed out on me. But it was my fault. I wasn't changing the water
But based on what we had used and watching them regrow - I'm so doing this again. This time though, I'm in the habit of changing the water daily - and created the habit of doing to, as I know do it when I do the dinner dishes. If we go out for dinner, skipping 1 day won't hurt them. Skipping 2 weeks does.
Now I know.
So Onions forever? I don't know. But spending $0.99 on onions for 2 months? Ohhh yea!
Inspiration: Homemade Serenity