Introduction: Grow Green Onions - No Gardening Required!

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I like to add green onions to my meals fresh. However, I've found that when I buy a bunch of green onions the remainder sits in the back of my fridge until I have to throw it out.

This simple hack allows you to always have fresh green onions, without gardening!

All you need is a bunch of green onions, some water, and a window that catches some sun.

Step 1: Buy a Bunch

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Buy a bunch of green onions from your local grocer. Make sure they have some roots on the bottom.

Don't worry, this is the last time you will ever have to do this.

Step 2: Grow

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Place the bunch of green onions in a glass or jar of water and stick it in a partial sun location.

That's it, that's all!

The green onions will keep fresh and will grow new green ends.Depending on how many onions you use at a time, this one bunch of onions can meet your needs.

I generally use 2-3 onion ends about 3 times a week and my bunch of onions is able to replenish and meet the demand.

If any brown ends appear, simply strip them off of the onion bulb.

Step 3: Use

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You can trim off the onions as you need for your meal from the bunch and put it back in your window to keep fresh and growing for another day.

This bunch of onions has been happily supplying our kitchen for months!


Penfoldt1 made it! (author)2016-06-06

Good instructable

We have been doing this for a while now. Ours got planted in to a big pot outside after a couple of months on the window sill and have been there for a little over a year now and are still going strong. There is even another generation coming now.

The water needs to be changed regularly while inside so that it does not get stinky though.

With 3 bunches in total we now have more than we could ever eat.

Loblaw (author)Penfoldt12016-06-06

That's glorious! Do you have to bring them inside in the wintertime?

Penfoldt1 (author)Loblaw2016-06-06

Nope, This lot just stays out side here where we live in Australia as its not that cold during winter.

jackc1234567 (author)2016-06-06

cool idea and looks easy

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