Sit Back & Watch the Scallions Grow…

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This isn’t really a recipe, but it’s so darn cool, we had to share it: Did you know you can regrow scallions after you cut them? It’s true! And what could be more perfect, cuz it seems like scallions go bad in the fridge in about 30 seconds.

Here’s how it works… Buy your scallions and trim the green ends off to use. Stick the white ends into a jar/dish of water and sit them in a sunny place, like a window sill. Make sure you keep them filled with water and in about a week, you’ll have a whole second batch of scallions from the white ends!We have enjoyed watching our scallions grow. It’s crazy-simple to do this and saves money! We’ve grown then a 2nd time, too, but after two trims and re-grows, the white ends seem a little spent.

Scallions, aka green onions, are frequently used in Asian and South American recipes, and they’re terrific on salads, soups and even veggie burgers. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to cut up regular onions, scallions work in many recipes as a quickie substitute. And since you can grow your own now, hey – why not add ’em to all your savory dishes?

Thanks Becky for sharing this fun gardening tip with us!

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    • Oh no! We’ve tried it about a dozen times in both glass and plastic cups, and it has worked perfectly every time. Hmmm… not sure why it wouldn’t be as easy for you. Ours haven’t gotten slimy at all! Do you use organic scallions? That’s all I can think of – we only buy organic produce. Or maybe not enough light? Dunno… I’ll ask our gardener friend and see if she would know why they get slimy.

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