I found a surprise in my garden this year. A scallion came up from last year in the middle of my garlic patch. At first, I thought the plant was garlic, but I was wrong – imagine that! By mid July, I had harvested all of the garlic and this one plant was still going strong. Of course, I got suspicious. I finally just harvested it. To my surprise, it was a scallion.
I decided to bring it in the house and see if you can actually grow green onions from scrapes. Check it out on Pinterest – everyone is growing food from scrapes. The only other thing that I grow from scrapes is celery. Check out my post from last summer by clicking on the green link.
I submerged the white part of the scallion and roots under cool water. Within a few day, a new green onion stem grew (see the two in the middle in the picture above). I put the scallion in a Mojo beer glass from Boulder, CO in honor of my two fans – my dear friend, Kelly and my sister-in-law, Karen! They both live in Colorado. Thanks for your support ladies!
Back to the scallion, I would suggest that you trim the roots and change the water periodically so you continue to get green onions. You can cut off part of a stem or the entire stem. You can slice the green onion and add it to your salad or to your favorite dish just like you use chives. Be creative!