How to Root Green Onions is a very simple way to save money by growing them in your own garden.

Most of us buy a green onion bunch at the store for less than $1 when a recipe calls for it. We chop it up and throw out the bulbs. Then we repeat the process when we need more green onions.

how to grow green onions

I’m going to show you how to grow your own from that one bunch you buy, so you don’t have to run to the store every time you need green onions. This saves you money and time! Even if you don’t have a big garden area, green onions can be grown in a small pot. I planted mine in a broken pipe I found on my property. They are easy to grow and very resilient.

What are green onions?

Green onions is a type of scallion (or “spring onion”) that is very mild in flavor compared to many onions. Many people use them as a garnish on salads, baked potatoes, soups, and many other dishes. They add a pop of color and an extra layer of flavor.

how to grow green onions

If you have followed my tips for rooting rosemary, then you can easily root green onions!

Root green onions to gift to others or simply to expand them in your garden. Do you have green onions sitting in the drawer of your fridge that you need to use? Then you are in the right place!

DIY Rooting Green Onions

  • Take the bulbs of the bunch of green onions you purchased from the store, and place them in a small glass of water. Feel free to use the greens; they will grow back.
  • Put them in a sunny window. You may need to add water from time to time as it will evaporate.
  • After one month, you will have new green onion shoots, along with roots on the bulbs.
  • Plant as desired.

I kept my growing bunch in a cup by the window for two months before I finally planted them. They were outgrowing their space. See what I mean, resilient!

Ready to plant? You can plant your green onions directly in your garden or place in a pot with your favorite soil.

Happy Gardening!

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Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.

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