I learned this fabulously thrifty little trick from my friend Julia of The Preserved Life on a recent visit to her home. During a tour of her gardens, she asked if I knew that you can grow scallions from the root ends of store-bought scallions that you would typically toss in the compost? I did not but I do now!
I happened to use some scallions a couple days later. I kept the root ends and ran out to try to find a spare patch of ground in my garden.
I decided I could fit them in between some onions, cabbages and beets so I poked my finger into the dirt to make some holes, dropped the trimmings in with the root ends down, covered them up with dirt and gave them some water. A week or so later, a little bit of green was poking up out of the dirt.
And now, several weeks later, I've got these lovely young scallion plants. So easy!
Give it a try. And check out Julia's blog - it's one of my very favorites.
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