Growing Green Onions is easy and fun; and this is a great way to keep stocked up on green onions when you don’t want to go to the store! And even if you don’t have a green thumb and haven’t ever tried growing green onions, I promise these tips can help you do it!

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If you’re following me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you could have seen this experiment with Growing Green Onions, which was fun but also surprisingly quick and productive! I shared it in a category called Things I’m Thinking About where I used to share random tips, travel photos, and sometimes just things I found on the web that I thought readers might find interesting.

And recently when I came across this post with tips for growing green onions I realized how many people probably haven’t seen it, and I decided it would be worth sharing again! Keep reading for more details about how we grew the green onions you see in the photos; I was actually quite surprised at how quickly they grew! And there are a few green onion tips in the comments too.

How to Grow Green Onions on the Countertop:

How to Grow Green Onions on the Counter: photo one

  • The first step in growing green onions is finding a short squatty jar where you can pack in quite a few green onions and get them to not be buried too low in the jar. I used a jar from Better than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base (affiliate link), I’m always pretty vigilant about re-using those jars.
  • I wanted to use some of the green onion before I tried re-growing them, so I cut off the root end so it was about 3-4 inches long.
  • Then just put green onions in the jar, fill the jar with water and let them grow!

How to Grow Green Onions on the Counter: photo two

  • I don’t know if it was completely necessary, but I replaced the water every 2-3 days.
  • Here’s how the green onions looked on day three; are you surprised by how much they had grown?
  • Of course you can start snipping off the tops any time you’d like, but I was documenting the total growth so I didn’t do that.

How to Grow Green Onions on the Counter: photo three

  • I guess I got distracted and didn’t take a photo on day six, but by day nine the growth was pretty impressive.
  • Most people would probably start using the green onions by this time. You can take a few out, snip off some of the ends with Kitchen Shears (affiliate link), and put the root back into the jar to grow again.

How to Grow Green Onions on the Counter: photo four

  • And look at the amazing crop of green onions I had after twelve days! 
  • You can trim off most of the long green top, put green onions back into fresh water, and completely grow them again a second time.
  • I found that the green onions didn’t produce much the third time, so after two growths I’d you start a new batch!
  • And if you do this regularly, you’ll never run out of green onions again!

10 recipes where I’d never skip the green onions:

More Reasons to Grow some Green Onions:

I’m a huge fan of green onions and use them often. Just enter “green onions” to see all the recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen where I’ve used them!

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