After a very mild January we are starting to get lots of snow again. Even so, I’ve started looking forward to spring! I find I usually have too much on the go to start seeds indoors but it’s almost the time for early starts!
I noticed last time I was cutting up my onions that they have started to sprout in the middle. So I decided to help them along! I put one in a glass on the windowsill and changed the water (almost) daily. Before long it had started to grow lots of little white tendril-y roots and this weekend I discovered it sprouting!
This is a neat trick to make the most of food waste – green onions cost a dollar for a bundle at the store, but once you have some the green part can grow and be cut many times.
Technically green onions (scallions) and the young plants of yellow onions (spring onions) that I have going above are not the same thing but they are similar enough that I bet you won’t notice the difference once it’s in a quinoa salad (or even better, topping your nachos to create mouth-watering aromatics!).
Apparently you can also do the same thing even after using the majority of the onion, as long as the root remains intact. Here’s to frugal food hacks in the middle of winter. 🙂