Simply follow these step-by-step instructions to grow your scallions. What a great way to upcycle, and show your friends and family that you have a green thumb!
Step 1: Slice off the ends, leaving the roots attached.
Step 2: Place the ends in a jar with the roots facing downward.
Step 3: Pour in an inch of water so that the roots are covered and the top parts are still above water.
Step 4: Set on a windowsill and make sure to keep topping it off with water so that the roots stay moist. The water will begin to evaporate or become cloudy, so bear in mind that you need to change the water every two to three days. After a couple of weeks, you should notice green shoots emerging from the tops of the bulbs.
Step 5: When the shoots are four or five inches long, it’s time to plant your scallions in soil to aid their growth. It’s up to you whether you choose to plant them outside in the garden or inside in a pot.
When they’re around six to eight inches tall, and you want to chop up a few for your salad tonight, then simply snip off what you need. The scallions will continue to grow, leaving you with a constant supply and saving you from running to the store each time you need some.