I planted my store bought green onion roots

mamabear2(z4/5Bk HillsSD)March 26, 2006

Forgive me if this is a topic that has been discussed. I haven't read throught all of the posts on this forum. I planted the roots of my store bought green onions(in a small starter pack in the house) and they are all sending up shoots. I am curious if anyone else has done this. Will they be healthy and as tasty? I'm ready to start planting every root I cut off and setting them in the garden when it's safe to set them out. We eat a ton of these each week and it would be fun to step outside and get some fresh ones. I suppose this could be too time consuming with all of the other tasks we have in the summer but sounds like a good idea now when I'm dreaming of spring.

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negi(8b)

Leeks and onions do fine this way. For me 1.5" of bottom grows back usually within a month depending on the season.
Bob

    Bookmark   March 27, 2006 at 1:22PM
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goddessemer6(z9a NV)

Another gardenwebber posted about his experiance with planting green onions from the store.

~Rose

Here is a link that might be useful: Planting grocery store green onions

    Bookmark   March 28, 2006 at 11:35AM
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fliptx(Houston 9)

The green onion roots I planted from grocery onions are doing better than the onion transplants I put in the ground at the same time.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2006 at 9:24AM
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graceffort_yahoo_com

I planted my store bought red onion that had some shoots. Now it has long green shoots and one is longer with an onion shaped tiny top. IS that a flower? Will it indicate when a new onion will form as 2 "daughter" plants have sprouted beside the mother onion, I planted. Wondering what is growing..jsut scallions or onions to harvest later? Anyone know? thanks.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 2:06PM
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