Green onions

@jesssp (2742)
Canada
September 16, 2009 3:44pm CST
Do you grow your own green onions? I have been doing so for awhile and I must say that it is handy to have fresh green onions there when you need them. And they're free, which is great. Now I don't buy a bunch and then find them wilted and unusable after floating to the bottom of the crisper! Has anyone ever tried growing their own 'kitchen onions'? I've been reading about them a little and there seems to be many different ways to do it and lots of different types you can grow. Does anyone else have any experience growing their own green onions?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
16 Sep 09
The only thing I've ever successfully grown is cucumbers last summer, and many of them did end up going to waste. We've moved this year and I don't have my own garden yet, and I'm still debating putting vegetables in here.. it's a trailer park and the people around here aren't exactly considerate of other people's property.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
16 Sep 09
Uh, I hate having to feel that way about the neighbourhood. I just put them in a little pot and leave it on the kitchen table. It works good.
• United States
17 Sep 09
Between the cats and kids, no indoor plant will survive my house! Although I was thinking of a hanging basket, or that topsy turvy tomato thing.
@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
17 Sep 09
How are you doing this, do you have a little garden in your kitchen? I'd love to do that, I hate buying a bunch and have most of them spoil!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
17 Sep 09
I just used a little clay pot and planted the root part of store bought green onions in it. It works like a charm. I also found a few sites that said you can just take a regular onion and stick it root side down in a jar of water (so the root is in the water and the top of the onion is out). It will just grow green onions like crazy!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I have always wanted to have my own little herb pots and grow all kinds of little pots of herbs and onions, but I really don't have the space to do it. My kitchen is already over crowded and I don't have any window ledges to put them on. I wish I could do it I would love to do that. I love to cook with fresh herbs but when I buy them they don't last very long.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
17 Sep 09
I can't wait until we have more space and I can have a little herb garden too. You're right, they don't last very long!
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
16 Sep 09
This is off topic but I've grown kitchen garlic, in a small pot just put 5 or 6 cloves of garlic in the dirt bottom side down! and they will grow like green onions! when you need garlic just snip the green leaves, they look exactly like green oninons snip them off and hold them over where ever you need them snip in short pieces! over the pan or salad! They will keep growing all summer or winter! No smelly garlic on your hands! Try it, I've been doing it for years! tdemex
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
16 Sep 09
They're in a pot beside my green onions :) I love the garlicky taste and find that they're a great alternative to green onions or chives on things like baked potatoes. Plus they aren't as intense as garlic which is nice in certain things.
@jenysie (106)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I tried to grow my own green onions this year in the garden out back but the only thing that came up that we planted was lettuce, and while it was very tasty lettuce we just didn't use it a whole lot...therefore a lot of it went to waste. I wish that the green onion would have come up as well as the tomato plants because we use them a lot more than we did lettuce. This conversation reminds me that I need to go clean the fridge...lol...so I guess I will go do that!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
17 Sep 09
I can't wait until we have the space for a veggie garden! I don't think we'll use as much as we will grow either but I guess our friends and family will get treated to a lot of fresh produce!
• United States
17 Sep 09
I have grown green onions,tomatoes,peppers in a garden but after reading these posts,I'm going to try this in the house. I love the idea of the garlic,because I use a lot of onions and garlic in cooking.I can my tomatoes every year-although I've cheated a bit the last few years by buying them from a farmer instead of growing them myself.But,I make what I call italian seasoned tomatoes to use all year in my lasagna and such. This is a great idea and I'm definately going to try it.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
i wish i have my small garden i could grow my vegetables so when i need to some vegetables i will just pick them up on the garden. i love seeing greens actually. and it makes me satisfaction if it is something i worked on something to grow.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I just planted some today. I always thought you had to start with seeds or sets. Just learned recently that you could plant the roots from the ones you buy at the grocery store. I'm also trying celery and romaine lettuce. I started them in water to get the roots going. I planted some radishes and swiss chard and spinach in a big pot with the onions.
@snowy22315 (52922)
• United States
16 Sep 09
i have grown some in the past, but I didn't grow any this year. My growing season was really bad this year though and I'm not sure how they would have done anyway. I was troubled with weeds and we had a lot of rain. Tomatoes which usually grow great for me were pretty sparse also.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
16 Sep 09
I do not, it would be nice, but I don't have good lighting in my apartment and no windows at all in my kitchen, plus in the summer we go away a lot so I would not be very successful at growing them. It certainly would be nice to have them available all the time.