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Old 11-21-2014, 01:12 AM
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Default Regenerating Onions

Not sure if you folks already know this.

I got a bunch of scallions from the store and put them in warm water and in the window; they "regenerate" the green stalks (took about three days and they're over 3" long now). Just not sure how long this will go on, but still saving some $$.

I always find it interesting when plants shoot up over night...like Amaryllis plants. I grow those every fall. I look at it before I go to bed; next morning the stalk is all the way up. Weird stuff.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:19 PM
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Interesting..... I guess you are using the chopped green stalks some way ??

I know there are one or more kinds of "walking" onion... In that they regenerate.... season to season ?? Not sure of the details of there growth and care, but believe they are an edible perennial.... What little thought and research I have put into this has been directed toward growing them in a raised bed for some degree of containment... Ease of growing, and usefulness....

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Old 11-26-2014, 01:31 AM
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I use them like I would chives in cooking. Some recipes call specifically for green onion tops. I've used these when I make scrambled eggs.

The onions have just set up a whole new set of (secondary) leaves about 6" long over 3 days.

I keep them in a canning jar with water to cover the roots.

This article talks about planting them again at one point (which I wasn't aware of before):

http://www.finecooking.com/item/5721/scallions
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:42 PM
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I've grown walking (also called Egyptian) onions and walk they do! The original bulb divides just like regular onions. They also send up a flower that turns into about a dozen tiny bulbs. The stalk bends over and drops the little bulbs everywhere.

I found the taste rather bland so I stopped growing them.
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