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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Onions in the Window

onions second growing

 
After I used the tops from a $0.50 bunch of onions, I decided to regrow onions. I put the onions with still a bit of green and plenty of roots into this little container and set it in the window. Above is the second "crop" of onions.

Actually, while I was cooking I asked exbf to make them stand up and water them. I suggested maybe a spoon would somehow help them stand. So, he put a spoon in the container and watered them.

It was nice to snip off a bit of an onion or cut them all down with scissors to use for the meal I was preparing. Yes, they are sitting in the window. None of the pictures were clear, so I hung a towel up to keep sunshine, dirty window, and outdoor spider webs from muddling the onions' beauty.

The little container is what I put sweeteners into when I have outdoor parties. It cost me a quarter at a yard sale.

I have regrown celery and other vegetables in the window in the past. Sometimes, I actually put them in soil!

Your turn
Do you regrow vegetables? What kind has been most successful for you?

15 comments:

  1. Garlic. I planted 6 cloves of garlic a few years back. Harvested enough to last 3 years. Time to do it again.

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    1. What time of the year do you plant garlic? In the ground or in pots? How did you keep a garlic for three years? What kind of garlic did you plant? I am very interested.

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    2. http://www.almanac.com/plant/garlic

      This will tell you everything you need to know. Planting, harvesting, storing.

      However, I planted 'store-bought' and I stored them in my shed. They lasted forever.

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    3. I will try that. I keep asking people and forgetting how. Okay, I suppose it is simpler than I want it to be...lol.

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  2. Wow you are clever. Well I've had some potatoes I forgot to throw away and they grew sprouts. Ha! That doesn't count does it?

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    1. LL,
      I think you have to plant them to count...lol. My friend took a sprout that broke off and tucked it into a flower pot. It grew a potato. I am going to say that growing a potato sprout does not count. Try it and let us know.

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  3. I need to do that. Though we do 'stuff'' vegetables that are sprouting into the vegie garden - but haven't had a lot of success.

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    1. EC,
      I loved that this was in the window, handy so I did not have to go out of the house. I have put some things in containers, but I have never put it in the ground. I should try that.

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  4. I did the same with celery and all I got was a soggy root. I recognize your glass "bowl" as I have one just like it with packets of Splenda in it, and a curved round one that holds Q-tips in the bathroom.

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    1. I just put the celery in half an inch of water and checked it every day. It worked. Even when I put it in a container of dirt, it worked. I wonder why your celery did not grow tall.

      I thought that is what that container might be used for, so I got it. "Round curved one" ??? I need to see that.

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  5. I've grown onions like too. One year my lettuce starts got stuck in the house due to torrential rains and I harvested them for about a month. I've also done carrot tops and a hollowed out carrot as science projects with the kids - harvested the greens for salad and soup. My FIL would just dig up a couple of pepper plants, stick them in a pot with a saucer and put them in a south facing kitchen window and with some hand pollination would get peppers all winter. I tried that and just got a dead plant.

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  6. Bellen,
    That is a good idea for peppers all winter. I laughed about your dead plants, and I apologize, but it was funny.

    My pepper plants were grown in buckets, so I suppose just bringing in the buckets would work.

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  7. I do this in the winter. I love this tip. I just have to change the water everyday or the kitchen starts to stink.

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    1. Sonya Ann.
      Hmmm...I don't remember mine stinking, but I did have to put water in about every other day. Next time I do this, I will be sure to smell them.

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  8. I have absolutely no luck with anything fruit or vegetable bearing, but I've sprouted a ridiculous amount of avocado seeds in a glass. It's just too cool to watch.

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