What Jamie Made: How To Reuse Your Green Onions

Remember the bundle of green onions that we used in our Dragon Noodles post? Well let’s just say, those onions are still alive and going strong! Thanks to Kate’s amazing knowledge of food, I now have a little pot of green onions readily available and growing in my tiny apartment kitchen.

Reuse Your Green Onions | Our Sweet Somewhere

If you plan on using green onions for your next dish, be sure to save the roots! You most likely will never have to buy another bundle of green onions for some time. Planting these babies were cheaper than a jar of molasses (seriously). Here’s what you’ll need:

– Recycled newspaper or magazine

– All purpose potting soil (only $1 from the Dollar Tree)

– Ceramic pot (thrifted mine for $0.69)

– Green onion roots

– Shallow dish for water

– Small rocks for better drainage* (found outside or at your local dollar store)


Reuse Your Green Onions | Our Sweet Somewhere

Not only is this eco-friendly project super cheap, but it also takes less than five minutes to make!

1. Simply start out by laying out your recycled paper. Then, once you have everything ready, begin placing the rocks at the bottom of your ceramic pot, spreading them evenly to where water can drain or be absorbed through the soil.

2. Next, put just a little soil at the bottom of the pot while also placing your onion’s roots just above it. Pour in a little soil at a time until you reach about 3/4 of the way from the top of your pot, and just enough to help keep your onions in place. Fill in any places that look like they might need more soil filling.

3. Find a shallow dish for water and to place your pot in. Pictured below, you can see that I reused a plastic top from a to-go restaurant bowl.

Reuse Your Green Onions | Our Sweet Somewhere

Reuse Your Green Onions | Our Sweet Somewhere

Reuse Your Green Onions | Our Sweet Somewhere

And voila! You’ve just potted your first reused bunch of green onions. It might help to have a couple little planted pots of green onions at a time, and at different growth stages, so that it’ll be easier for you to snip some for your next dish! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have done this not only for our home, but for our environment.

xoxo, Jamie

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