About this photo: Whew! I am running a day late and a dollar short on my own photo challenge! Shame, shame, shame. In my defense, life is crazy. Hopefully the good kind of crazy, though, that will result in a joyous announcement in a few more weeks (no, I’m not pregnant).
Now, about this photo! Did you know you can regrow your green onions? In theory, a well cultivated bunch of store-bought green onions could keep you in steady supply of the deliciousness indefinitely, meaning you never have to spend $1 on another bunch again.
I know, big whoop Belle, a whole buck. When you add up all the green onions I have bought over the years that went bad because I did not use them fast enough, I would probably be WELL on my way to owning a pair of Fluevogs (I lust over these shoes).
Recently I was browsing a frugal living web site in search of a recipe for homemade cleaners (a post to come on this exciting discovery…) and stumbled upon a tip that you can regrow your green onions. I was shocked. Impossible!
Not really, it turns out. I cut the tops off of these bad boys earlier this week to make an incredible lemongrass and coconut milk dinner (sadly, I did not take notes and can’t share this with you or replicate it!) and then crammed the remaining roots in the sauce jar that once held Gertrude. There was root growth within 24 hours. 48 hours later new shoots were popping up. Honestly, y’all, I think you could do an impressive stop-motion photography project with these bad boys. I would put them right alongside the growing speed of kudzu, which if you are from the south you are WELL aware can swallow up a gnarly old van “down by the river” in a matter of days.
Once the roots develop a little more I will pop them in a pot with soil and place them next to my growing indoor plant collection. I am just giddy over the idea of fresh green onions on demand whenever I fancy and having one less thing on my grocery list each week when I go to the market. (See what I just did there? Totally made this thrifty tip relevant!)
Now, if only I could find a way to make breath mints regenerate for after I indulge my love for green onions…