How many times has an onion started sprouting before you’ve even had a chance to use it? It happens quite often to me. I really should use them more, but time gets away from me and … well, you know the rest. So, I learned an easy way for re-growing onions, which should really help us save money in the long run.
At any rate, I’ve learned NOT to throw them out or toss them in the compost when this happens. Let’s think about it. Why does an onion sprout? Because it’s growing. Don’t discourage that growth, but rather encourage it.
Cut away all the excess parts of the onion so that you have just the part that’s sprouting.
Plant in small container with good soil.
As it regrows you’ll need to replant in another pot or simply in your garden.
If you have additional onions that you’re re-planting, you can use this method, or simply re-plant them in the soil. Read our other post, Harvesting and Storing Onions for tips on how to store your onions. And, if you read to the very bottom you’ll find an ingenious way to never have to plant onions again.