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Old 09-13-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Growing Green Onions in a Jar

I see this on pinterest and I wonder if it works. Does anyone know for certain?

The claim is that you cant stick a bunch of green onions, roots down, in a mason jar filled with water. The onions will grow and re-grow after cutting for an indefinite amount of time. You just have to keep changing the water.

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Old 09-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Yup, worked for me. I just took some I used and stuck them in a glass with water on the windowsill, and they grew for a couple weeks, but then they started molding and I has to throw them out.
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I tried it, and within an hour of putting them in water, they had all wilted- and couldn't bring them back- chopped up the whole bunch and put them in dinner!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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Re: Growing Green Onions in a Jar

Yes it works. I just did it recently! Only once though. I kept it in a little baby food jar on the kitchen counter with a bit of water and a lot of sunlight. I didn't eat it when it grew though, but it was pretty neat - it grew quite quickly. I did celery too. Some of the celery grew well and some of it didn't. It didn't grow into as big of celery, but we were still pretty impressed. It had a lot of leaves. I might try Romaine lettuce next. For the green onions, I cut pretty high on the white part.
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Re: Growing Green Onions in a Jar

I tried it with garlic and the garlic was not great.
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So it seems that lots of sunlight might help, and success might depend on the bunch you're working with.
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Sounds really interesting - can you post the Pinterest link?
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Here is one blog post that is circulating pinterst: http://www.17apart.com/2012/02/how-t...efinitely.html

There's a lot of other green onion regrowing blog posts if you do a google search.
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Re: Growing Green Onions in a Jar

We do it when ever I buy green onions. They only seem to grow back a few times though. I change the water daily.
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Changing the water daily must make a difference! I found that my new ones didn't grow back as robust/big as the original...
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