Growing Green Onions

Are you on Pinterest? For those of you who don’t know about Pinterest, it’s a virtual pinboard – you post pictures of things and ideas that you find on the Internet that you really like. You can follow your friends or your favorite companies and see what they’ve added to their boards. It’s really great for sharing interests and getting new ideas! You can have a look at my boards here. Why am I talking about Pinterest? It’s where I got the idea for this post – growing green onions.

I have to admit, I don’t have much of a green thumb but the instructions to grow green onions seemed easy enough. You place the ends of a green onion into jar, put some water in and leave them in a sunny spot. You refill the water when it runs low and occasionally rinse off the stems. That’s it. I can handle that! So here are my green onions in a cup. I’ll keep photographing their progress on a weekly basis and we’ll see whether or not I can grow my own green onions.

Are you on Pinterest? What are some great DIY projects or ideas you have gotten there?

Growing Green Onions


  • Slice the stems off a stalk of fresh green onions.  Don’t cut the stems too short, you’ll want pieces that are 1.5″-2″ long so that they won’t be completely submerged in the water.
  • Place the stems root-side down in a glass jar and fill partially with water. Just enough so that the bottom of the roots are covered.
  • Place the jar in a sunny spot and rinse the roots out every few days and top up the water when needed.

5 thoughts on “Growing Green Onions

  1. I am trying to regrow lettuce like this, also saw it on Pinterest :-). It’s been only 2 days, so I can’t report any results, yet. Holding my fingers crossed 🙂

    1. I have a bit of regrowth on my green onion, nothing much but it’s a good start I think. I’m going to have to look up regrowing lettuce. That sounds really cool!

  2. Cool idea.. i’ll have to try this out. I have green onions growing in the garden right now, but they’re still very small.

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