Friday, July 10, 2015

Grow Scallions in Water

Growing your own scallions in water on your windowsill is similar to growing your own fresh herbs but easier ; I saw this ridiculously easy idea on Pinterest, and it works! 

You can grow a continuos supply of green onions right on your windowsill starting with  the 99 cent bunch of scallions that you buy in the supermarket.

They don't even need soil to grow; They will grow in water in a small glass!

You know the white ends of the scallion with all the roots? ( the part you probably throw away?) After you use your the green part of the scallion, don't throw away the white ends. Those little suckers will grow a whole new scallion, and the scallion will grow quickly like in a week!

scallion white ends with roots
white ends after they were in water for a week

I saw the idea a long time ago, but it wasn't until last week that I thought I'd give it a try. Within one week, I have an entire bunch of scallions all over again. Yes, that quickly. Who knew?

Don't store scallions in your refrigerator

Even if you do not want to grow your own continuous supply of scallions, this method is also a way to just keep your scallions fresh. Store your scallion in some fresh water just like flowers! How many times to your find that the scallions you purchased last week went bad-

Have you ever done this before? Talk about frugal. You get all the scallions you want from one bunch.

How to Grow Scallions on Your Windowsill

Materials Needed: 
A glass jar


1. Wash your scallions well and use as much of the green part as you like.
2. Place the white ends with all the roots in a small glass after you have cut some of all of the green part off. Cover the white ends with filtered water.
3. Place on your counter, windowsill, deck, or patio.
4. Change the water every 3 days. ( I like to keep mine on my counter so I remember to change the water)
5. It begins to grow immediately. Within a week, you will have tall green shoots that you can use for your cooking. They will just keep growing and growing!

green scallions growing out of a jar of water

Have you tried this before? What do you think? 

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  1. I've been doing this since I also found the idea on Pinterest and it's amazing! I love scallions and it's great to always have them on hand. They do start to get funky after a while, but I use them all the time and only buy a new bunch every other month.

  2. This is amazing! I never knew they would grow in water. I think you just saved me a little money :) Stopping by from Manic Monday's Blog Hop

  3. Hi Danielle,
    You will be amazed how it works! By the way- I stopped over to visit your blog and I love it! Thanks for commenting

  4. Shared! I'm definitely going to do this....thanks for posting on Merry Monday

  5. Definitely doing this...thanks for sharing on Merry Monday

  6. Oh my gosh this is awesome! I will definitely be trying this soon. Thank you for sharing.

  7. I started doing this last year and never looked back! Such a great way to save money, and it adds a little greenery to the kitchen as well. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

    1. Great to know it continues to work. I'm amazed how fast it grows. thanks for the feedback

  8. We've been doing this for a long time.Scallions are always handy. Thanks for posting. Hello from Hearth and Soul Hop.

  9. Hi Judee,
    How convenient it would be to be able to pluck fresh scallions from my windowsill, so I am so delighted that you shared your wonderful post on growing scallions in water with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing

  10. Visiting from the Recipe Swap. Thank you for sharing this great idea with us.

  11. Wonderful information in this post Judee, about growing scallions. A day will come when this is all I'll be able to handle. What an incredibly healthy recipe blog you have, that I always enjoy visiting!
    Blessings for abundance,

  12. I do this on my windowsill and I also re-grow lettuce that way :) Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  13. What a fantastic idea, Judee! I'll be pinning and sharing this post! I love the idea of having fresh scallions on my windowsill - they are so good in so many dishes. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  14. What a fun project, I will have to try this. I appreciate you sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. What a delight to have scallions at my fingertips! Thanks for sharing how to grow scallions in water with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.


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