I gotta try this!
Posted: 29 Mar 2012 01:50 PM PDT
Green onions! Mmmm!
The Damsel loves them. They have that great onion flavor, but somehow fresher tasting, and usually not harsh or bitter. They cook fast. They’re cute.
What’s not to love?
Well, they don’t store as well as grown-up onions. But what if you could grow your own, easily, quickly, and–free?
The Damsel currently sees no downside.
Buy a bunch of green onions, feeling happy that this will be the last time for a very long time that you will need to do so. They don’t need to be this bulbous kind. They can be the more typical straight ones, and everything will be all right.
Cut the little root end off, as you normally do. (now use the green onion as you wish. The Damsel recommends a loaded baked potato. Worth every minute on the Stair-Master that it may cause.)
Put some potting soil in a flower pot or other container. Bonus if it looks nice on your kitchen windowsill, where you can keep an eye on it and then, later, other more wonderful things that have to do with kitchens and green onions. Poke a shallow hole with your finger and plant the little cut off piece, root side down, of course.
The Damsel was shocked how soon this was going on. Only a few days.
This was only a week or so later. Good grief.
Now, you can take your handy kitchen shears and trim off green onion at will, whenever the need arises or a baked potato occurs. And yes, they will GROW BACK. Over and over. And all you used was that little bit that you were going to throw away anyway.
Just to be clear, you are trimming the tops, not uprooting the onions.
WHY HAS NO ONE EVER TOLD THE DAMSEL ABOUT THIS BEFORE????