Don't Throw out Those Green Onions - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith


Do you ever find old wilted green onions in the fridge, ready to toss in the garbage??

Don't be so fast to toss them! You can bring them back to life and you will never need to buy green onions in the grocery store again!

I had a bunch of green onions that I had snipped the tops and used. What was left was about 4 inches of not much of anything. I put them back in the fridge, thinking I would use the bulb in something. I forgot they were in the fridge and by the time I remembered they looked pretty sick! Ready to toss? Not so quick! Put the roots in water and watch them revive and grow!

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5 Min


No-Cook or Other


1 or more bunch
green onion bulbs and roots
container water
window seal, sunny if possible

Directions Step-By-Step

Place old wilted green onions along with bulb and roots in water. Keep water fresh to prevent rotting.
Watch them grow!
I couldn't believe it! My onions were wilted and dead, really ready for the garbage. I found this info somewhere online and I gave it a try. Those green onions in the photo are my 4-inch wilted green onions that I almost tossed. They even have NEW sprouts on them. I have a couple of bunches in the fridge now. Can you guess what I plan on doing with these?
Thank you Candy Hummer for providing link for growing other foods in the kitchen!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy