Sprouting onion in the pantry

We’ve all been there. We buy a bag of onions, leave it in a dark place, and next time you look, it’s trying to grow a new onion!

This happened to us the other day. Usually I’d either chop it up and cook it or toss it in the compost, but this time I thought I’d give it a fighting chance.


I took off the edible parts and tossed it in a curry (maybe I’ll share the recipe later, it came out great) and stuck the rest of it in a pot of water in the window sill. A couple of days later I stuck the whole thing, roots and shoots included, into a pot of soil that also has a spring onion bulb in it.

I have no idea what will happen to it. It may grow spring onions, it may grow a new bulb, it may grow a flower, or it may not grow at all. I won’t know until I try.

So here goes , onion. Show me what you got.



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