Look at these amazing onions! I found this idea on Pinterest, tried it, and failed twice before I got them to look like this
The first two times I did it I cut way down to the white and floated them in the water. They got all slimy, the water got all cloudy, and they smelled bad!
I was about to give up and I decided to give it one more try. I realized the picture I had seen had more green showing. So, I cut my onions (and froze them in a Parmesan container to sprinkle on anything later) and left them about 2 inches long.
This time I had immediate success! I can’t believe how fast they grow! The onions pictured above have only been growing for 2 weeks! I added that rubber band a few days ago because they were falling over. I placed that band at the top of the jar – just to prove again how fast they grow.
Since they were getting way too long I cut them off and now have to figure out how I want to use them. I’m wondering how they will grow after this second cut…
- Make sure to leave them tall enough to stand above the water line
- Even outer pieces that end below the water line will become gooey and soft. I would remove these or use a rubber and to make sure they stay upright
- Change the water out every couple days