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I planted my store bought green onion roots

Posted by mamabear2 z4/5Bk HillsSD (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 26, 06 at 10:20

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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RE: I planted my store bought green onion roots

  • Posted by negi 8b (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 27, 06 at 13:22

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

RE: I planted my store bought green onion roots

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


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

RE: I planted my store bought green onion roots

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.

RE: I planted my store bought green onion roots

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.

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