I may never buy onions again.
Growing Onions from Scraps is easy!
It has been over a month since I last ordered local, organic veggies from Mother Earth Produce, but in that last box was a bunch of green onions.
As I made dinner one night, I chopped an onion down to the white bulb and stared at it, appraising it. The roots seemed strong, the onion crunchy and fresh…so I stuck it in a tiny glass with a bit of water and left it. Within 24 hours there was new, green growth!
A few nights later I used another green onion and treated it the same – and again, within one day, there was visible growth.
Now I have a small glass full of onions that I water every day…I can trim them here and there and use fresh onion greens over and over again!
I’ve begun to experiment with other “scraps” and will let you all know what else works for continuing veggie yields!
Mother Earth Produce is an amazing Asheville business that works like a CSA, but delivers produce to your door. You can order as often as you wish without having to set up recurring orders or paying a large, upfront fee!
They carry good organic produce, and have local veggies as often as possible but source sustainable organic produce in the “off season.” They also offer local goodies from other businesses like farm fresh eggs, jellies, honey, hummus, soups, and even meal kits!