Green onion cuttings in a glass jar.

How to Regrow Green Onions | One Quick Tip

How to Regrow Green Onions – This One Quick Tip reduces waste and provides a continuous supply of scallions!

Green onion cuttings in a glass jar.
How to Regrow Green Onions | One Quick Tip

Learn how to regrow green onions with this One Quick Tip!

A glass jar with green onion cuttings to regrow.

When it comes to propagating plants, my mother was a master. From the plants that crowded every windowsill in the house to her garden outside, she was always nursing little cuttings, creating new plants from seemingly nowhere.

I sometimes forget how much of a plant whisperer she was, but during this time where I can’t bear to waste any food and want to make sure I get the most out of everything in my kitchen, I remembered how easy it is to regrow green onions!

Green onions, or scallions, are utterly simple to regrow from cuttings. Rather than tossing the white roots in the compost bin, you’ll find that with just a little water and light, you can regrow them!

Regrowing green onions in a jar in the kitchen.

How to Regrow Green Onions

Once you regrow green onions, you’ll wonder how you ever wasted all those scallions and may never buy green onions again!

Propagating green onion cuttings are so easy. Here’s how:

  1. Cut the white part of the green onions, leaving the roots attached.
  2. Place green onion cuttings in a jar with just enough water to keep the roots submerged.
  3. Set the cuttings by a windowsill for some light.
  4. Change the water every 2 days and watch them grow! In just about 5 days, you’ll have new scallions!
  5. At this point, you can plant your new scallions in your garden or in a container with good potting soil. You can cut them as needed for your dishes.

Green onion cuttings in a jar of water - how to regrow green onions.

Regrowing Green Onion Tips

Can I just keep them in water?

Yes, but if you keep them in water for a long time, the plant will eventually stop producing.

How do I harvest the green onions after planting?

To harvest the green onions, you can cut them off at the base, leaving the roots in the ground. With this method, the green onions continue to grow, providing more harvests all season long.

I hope you find this helpful! If you have any quick tips you would like to share, let me know – I’d be happy to spread the word in a future post!

Green onions regrowing in a glass jar.

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How to Regrow Green Onions

How to Regrow Green Onions – This One Quick Tip reduces waste and provides a continuous supply of scallions!
Green onion cuttings in a glass jar.
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5 from 2 votes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • green onions
  • 1 small glass jar
  • water

Instructions

  • Cut the white part of the green onions, leaving the roots attached.
  • Place green onion cuttings in a jar with just enough water to keep the roots submerged.
  • Set the cuttings by a windowsill for some light. Change the water every 2 days and watch them grow!
  • In just about 5 days, you’ll have new scallions! At this point, you can plant your new scallions in your garden or in a container with good potting soil. Cut them as needed for your dishes.
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  1. Phi

    5 stars
    Just wanted to come back and let you know that this worked SO SO WELL! I have thriving green onions and I honestly am so obsessed. THANK YOU!!!!

    Reply
  2. Sabrina

    5 stars
    I don’t think I’d ever known these could be re-grown, wow, very interesting and kind of fun, thank you!

    Reply
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