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Recycling Onions

Green onions, sprouting.

Back in May, My Byrd House posted a tutorial about how to “recycle” those green onions that always seem to go bad in the fridge before you can use them. I know when I buy green onions, I always use a few and save the rest for “later,” which seems to come after the onions have become unusable. It’s frustrating to waste the onions, and frustrating to buy them when I know I’m only going to use three and the rest are going to go to waste. This tutorial solves both problems, and satisfies my hearts desire to garden. Basically, cut off the root ends on any onions you use (which you would probably be doing anyway) as well as the root ends of the onions you don’t use, and plant them. The onions don’t go to waste, and best of all, they make new onions! I planted a few last week, and already they are sprouting new green onions! I highly recommend you give this one a try.

3 thoughts on “Recycling Onions

  1. What a great idea!!! I had no clue you could do this! I wonder if me and my black thumb can pull this off? I hope so, I hate to waste onions… they’re so yummy but go yuck so quickly.

  2. It was so easy, I think it would be hard to mess it up. It wasn’t clear in the tutorial if I should completely cover the onion tops or not, so I covered them lightly and that worked.

  3. What a good idea! Thanks for the link

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