I’m on a slow but steady journey to becoming a full-blown plant mum. Growing and nurturing house plants and simple herbs has felt very therapeutic in a world that’s throwing curve balls at every corner.
I needed scallions (green onions) for a recipe and researched how I could best store them so I could get the most use out of them and that’s when I found out that I could use the roots to regrow them and never worry about buying scallions again.
I’m a busy human that’s not keen on watering my plants, so you know that scallions are easy maintenance if they can survive my minimal care.
Growing scallions is as easy as cutting off the green tops and placing about 3-5 inches of the remaining white bulb in half an inch of water. I place mine in a plastic container and switch out the water once a week. I leave them out on my patio and they grow surprisingly fast. At about 6-8 inches, you can place them in some soil.
Scallions thrive in moist soil but be careful not to make the soil too wet or they may catch disease. Also, keep the soil fertilized monthly with houseplant food that you’ll find at most grocery stores. I also found this cool article about how to make your own fertilizer.
I’ll keep you posted on what I grow next.