Mani(a)c Monday: Seeing Green

There was a recent deal at our local grocery store for 5 bunches of green onions for $2. Danielle and I planned a Mexican themed menu and took full advantage of all the green onions.

Somewhere in all this process we realized that green onions, like all plants, grow. The difference between green onions and a lot of other everyday vegetables is they take up a lot less space to grow.

We read a few reviews and learned that you can regrow green onions on just water. Although this works well, we tried it. You can really only regrow green onions once before they are depleted of nutrients. So we splurged and picked up some plastic planters and some potting soil.

seeinggreenWe’re on our third regrow of the green onions and it is fantastic. My issue with green onions is they are great in everything but they only last so long in the fridge. While we did have to find a windowsill to grow the green onions on, the benefit has far outweighed the cost and work.

With a pair of scissors we have fresh green onions for every dish. With the 5 bunches of green onions growing we have a seemingly endless supply of fresh green onions to add to any dish.

With green onions having been such a success we’re now trying our hand at growing leeks in the windowsill. They’re slower growers but we’re excited to be able to cheaply add a new vegetable to our cooking repertoire. Hopefully we will be trying some potato leek soup in not too long.




About Danielle Beranek

Life can get away from you when being young, married, and still fairly fresh out of college. Taking on a pet, student loans, going back to school, and soon a new house is enough to leave ones head spinning. For me, life is crazy, but only on the outside.
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One Response to Mani(a)c Monday: Seeing Green

  1. Mom says:

    I promise not to breathe the same air as your plants. That will be my contribution to their health. My mere breathing the same air tends to kill indoor plants.


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