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Lots of recipes use scallions—tacos, stir-fries, lettuce wraps, and more. But don’t throw away your scallion scraps. Instead, use them to grow more scallions in just a week!

safety
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 5 minutes, plus about 1 week growing time

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Prepare Ingredients

Scallions
Water

Gather Equipment

Chef's knife
Cutting board
Tall drinking glass or Mason jar
1
 
Scallions

Use chef’s knife to cut off scallion greens, leaving roots, white bulb, and 2 to 3 inches light green part intact. Save scallion greens for another use, such as Sizzling Beef Lettuce Wraps.

 
2
 
Water

Add about 2 inches water to drinking glass. Place scallion bulbs in water, root end down (top of light green part should be sticking out of water). Put glass in sunny location.

 
3
 

Every day, discard water from glass and replace with fresh water.

Growth after three days

 
4
 

Watch your scallions grow! When scallion greens have grown 5 to 7 inches above white and light green parts (after about 1 week), use chef’s knife to remove new scallion greens, leaving roots, white bulb, and 2 to 3 inches light green part intact.

 
5
 

If desired, repeat steps 2 through 4 to regrow and harvest scallion greens again. You can regrow a single scallion 2 times.