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How To Grow Your Own Green Onions and Basil


Did you know that you can grow your own green onions and basil simply by putting the roots in a cup of water? It’s true! So far I have saved about 6 bucks by growing my own green onions and I’m excited to continue to watch the savings grow! The basil is a little trickier and I tend to kill my plant every once in a while (it takes A LOT) of water.

So, here’s how you do it… put the little white parts of the green onions into a mason jar and fill about 2/3 full of water… the green parts will grow back! Chop them off when you need them and put the white ends back into your jar and watch the onions grow again and again!

For the basil: buy one of those basil bunches from the grocery store that have the roots still attached. Here in Maine “Olivia’s Garden” basil is the kind you’ll want to buy. Stick your basil in a cup and fill 2/3 full of water and your plant will start multiplying and getting bigger! Beware: you’ll need to water this one quite often or it will die.

Put both “plants” on a sunny windowsill and enjoy your little indoor garden!