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Re-growing Spring Onions~a money saving tip.
Wed 8-Feb-12
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Hattie
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I use the green part of Spring onions all the time as I cook a lot of Oriental food & salads, dressings,marinades etc. In the past I have found I also collected a lot of dead or slimy remains of not quite dead white bulbs of said onions in my fridge. Since I found this article I now have a constant supply of lovely fresh green shoots & I am saving money every week.

 

http://www.thekitchn.com/re-growing-green-onions-g.....ill-165274

 

I don't know why I didn't think of this before as I do something very similar with celery as I use celery leaves as a cut herb. I just slice a thin sliver off bottom of the celery plant where it is brown & stand the celery up in a glass jar with about half an inch of water in the bottom & it grows like mad on the window sill. 

You must change the water every couple of days as otherwise it goes stinky.....!!

 

Anyone else got any similar ideas they have tried ?

 

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Wed 8-Feb-12
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The Latvians do the same thing with ordinary onions too when they start sprouting.

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Will give the spring onions a go, thanks for that

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That's brilliant!

Thanks, Nadine.

This means that we will always have fresh spring onions and celery to hand, which os so convenient (and cheap).

We use lots of spring onion green shoots in champ, salads, stir fries - you name it.

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A few years ago I did it with shop bought lemon grass, then once the shoots had formed I planted them up, they gre like mad and it meant I had fresh lemongrass all summer/autumn. However it didn't survive the winter and I've not done it again last year. It's quite a useful tip as often you only want 1 stick of lemongrass for cooking and it's often sold in little bundles

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Great thought Janet, thanks for reminding me.....You can plant up ginger too.  ok

 

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I planted a ginger corm once and it grew into the most beautiful flower with more corms to eat.  It died eventually but I live in hope of starting a new one.

I'll try that again!

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Ooh might have to give that a try TA, do you put it in water or striaght into compost, seen ginger flowers and they are beautiful, and fresh ginger is so cheap nowadays

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Janet, I put it straight on top of some compost and kept it indoors.  You might want to investigate when the best time would be to start it.  You need to get a piece of ginger with the eyes starting to develop.  It is like an Iris rhizome, needs to be part out of the soil.  I'll see if I can find any more info, mine was just flying by the seat of my pants!

 

Here you are, probably all you need to know.

I'll try that again!

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Brill, thanks TA, will give it a go

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Ooh I think I'll try growing ginger....and the lemon grass too.  Oh I do love this forum, for all the ideas that come out of it laughwave

 

(some of the people aren't bad either winkbig_laughbig_hug)

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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You are not so bad yourself!  Have fun with the ginger and the lemming grass!

I'll try that again!

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Is the lemming grass for Cliff fans ?what_the_heck

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Cliff who? confused

I'll try that again!

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Alright Harry Webb .

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