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ISO summary of Chow video on green onions

greygarious May 1, 2009 07:55 PM

My dial-up connection precludes watching the Chow video on how to keep storebought green onions/scallions growing after you eat the tops. Can someone provide a print synopsis? TIA

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    janniecooks May 3, 2009 05:25 AM

    I didn't watch the video, but last fall I threw some scallions that were too old, slimy and wilted to eat onto the compost pile and much to my surprise they sprouted new roots and tops with no added water or attention. I think you could just plant the root ends in a good soil mixture, water it regularly and you'll have new growth very quickly.

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      cleopatra999 May 3, 2009 08:10 AM

      I thought that this was really interesting, and I will keep it in mind for my garden this year, I will just use the greens on my green onions and not pull them, just cut them in the garden.

      do you think that this will keep the size of the green onions down? last year ours got absolutely huge!

      1. re: cleopatra999
        janniecooks May 4, 2009 05:07 AM

        I have no idea. This is the first time I threw onions on the compost heap, as I had read that the worms that do the work aren't fond of too many onions! But now that I've had this happy accident, I'm definitely going to try it.

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      DebL May 2, 2009 07:45 PM

      Put the root in a glass of water for a few days until new root growth appears, then pot and wait for new shoots to come up.

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