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Regrowing Spring Onions from Scraps - The Experiment

So I read somewhere that you could regrow certain vegetables from your kitchen scraps and I thought... I wonder if that's really true and if it is, does it affect the taste?

I've been eating Spring Onions almost daily with my lunch and so I thought I'd give this idea a go.

Create my own experiment.

OK so here's what I was told; If you cut the bottom inch off of your Spring Onion and submerge the root end in a tiny amount of water, they re-sprout from the centre. If you keep refreshing the water then your onion will continue to grow until it is ready to harvest.

As I tried the experiment I made a few changes to benefit the plants. Here's my method;

Regrowing Spring Onions from Scraps - The Method

  • Pick organic spring onions with visible roots when shopping. Organic veggies are the most nutritionally beneficial to your body.
regrow spring onions from kitchen scraps

  • Cut 1-2 inches off from the root end.
  • Pop root end into a glass where each Spring Onion will be able to stand up straight over the next few days.
  • Add just enough water to cover the roots.
regrow spring onions from kitchen scraps

  • In 24 hours change the water. You should already be able to see visible growth from the centre of the onion rings.
regrow spring onions from kitchen scraps

  • On day 2 transfer your Spring Onion to a pot with organic compost. Water evenly and take the plant outside if you are in Spring through Autumn.
regrow spring onions from kitchen scraps

  • Now wait and water occasionally until the Spring Onion is ready to harvest.

Soon I will start to harvest my experiments and I will be back to let you know exactly how these taste!


Sara x

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