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March Photo Challenge: Day 22

03/23/2012

Belle

Prompt: Market

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…

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  1. March 23, 2012

    🙂 Though your photo is infinitely better than mine… It seems we have like minds. Check it out:
    (I’d add a link, but I can’t figure out how to do it from my iPad)

    http://infertilefirstmom.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/photo-challenge-day-11-living/

    • March 23, 2012

      Is it not the coolest! If I’m home for a full 12 hours one day i might try to take a photo every 30 minutes and see if I can actually see them growing…

  2. March 23, 2012

    We make all our home cleaning products at home. It is sooo much cheaper, really easy, and no less effective. (In my opinion, of course.) Let me know if you need any tips!

    • March 23, 2012

      Homemade products are the best. We have started using castille soap for all kinds of things: dishes, toilet bowls, cat box cleaning and even washing ourselves. So much cheaper and so much healthier.

  3. March 23, 2012

    I’ve been meaning to try this for a while!

  4. Jen #
    March 23, 2012

    You take the best pictures. 🙂

    Fluevogs…oh boy. I can’t hear that name without thinking of this guy I dated way back when. He would buy ONLY Fluevogs and he had over forty pairs of them. He had an entire Facebook album devoted to pictures of his shoes. It was kind of disturbing. What was even more disturbing was finding out that I was a doppleganger for his ex-wife. Yikes! Needless to say, I didn’t date him long.

    • March 23, 2012

      I can’t begin to imagine the amount of money one would have to spend to have that many Fluevogs! Craziness!

  5. March 23, 2012

    How cool! I have the same problem too…I can never use them fast enough but knowing I could regrow them would certainly help! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • March 23, 2012

      On a second note…holy crap are those shoes expensive! Some are pretty cute though!

      • March 23, 2012

        Ugh, I know. Which is why they are totally a lust and not a must!

  6. March 23, 2012

    I am so doing this!

  7. March 23, 2012

    I heard this recently…need to try!

  8. March 23, 2012

    what a super easy way to always have green onions on hand- thanks!!! and now i’m motivated to start making my own cleaners. good thing i don’t have much planned this weekend!!! 🙂

  9. March 24, 2012

    I keep hearing about this, but haven’t tried it yet. I will have to!

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