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Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

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Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:32 pm

I love the concept of regrowing food! Starting my 'Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps' experiment today. I will keep you posted. Have any of you tried this before? Or want to join the experiment?

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This is what I've done so far:

1. Save a red onion "bottom" from your Kitchen Scraps. Let it dry for a few days before you plant it.
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2. Take a pot, about half full with soil. 
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3. Water
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4. Place the red onion bottom in the pot.
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5. Cover with about 2 cm of soil. Water again.
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And now we wait.. 

I plan to dig them up and separate the smal bulbs (after they have started to sprout), and then replant them on their final growing destination. Please give me tips if you have tried this before! If you want to join my experiment, just join the forum, start your own topic in the Growing Onion section, and share your pics and/or text updates as you go. 


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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:29 pm

After a few days, the Red Onion Regrow is starting to break through. :-)

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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:09 pm

One week after planting the Red Onion Regrow is looking great. It looks like I will get at least two bulbs, and eventually two new red onions, out of this little piece of kitchen scrap.. :)

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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:18 am

The Onion Sprouts has been getting bigger, and it's now time to split and repot the two coming onions.

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1. Remove the pot and carefully remove the soil from the onion bulb and the roots.

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2. Use a knife, and cut the two (or three if you have) bulbs into separate pieces

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3. Plant the onions separately at their final growing destination. I have best experiences of growing them outdoors in my raised beds, but since it's currently winter here these ones will have to do in indoor pots with added light and nutrients for some more weeks.

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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Wed May 25, 2016 6:48 pm

Small update on the Red Onion Regrow: I transplanted the Onions to one of my Garden Beds today. The outdoor temperature is now warm enough, and it's easier to make sure that it gets enough water if it's in a Garden Bed than if it's in a small Pot.
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Sun May 29, 2016 6:24 am

So cool Sanna! Do you need to split out regular onions when you start from sets? Or just when from a big end scrap?


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Sanna
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Mon May 30, 2016 12:59 pm

I only split them when I regrow Onions from the root scrap. The regular Onion Sets are already "single" (even though they might make twins every now and then..). I did however notice that one of my already splitted Onions from the root scrap above seems to be producing a twin anyway.. We will se when it's time to harvest. ;-)
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:52 am

Trying this! :)
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:22 pm

The two Onion Pots were transplanted to an outdoor Raised Bed. I only expected two Onions, but actually got three - this one grew into two small Onions instead of one large Onion. Nice surprise.

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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:50 am

I believe my onion scrap has sprouted twins!
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:01 am

Hi, I followed whats on your post and this is my scrap onion now. :)
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:22 am

Sarah Claire wrote:Hi, I followed whats on your post and this is my scrap onion now. :)
Lovely to see Sarah Claire! :-) Looks great so far. Seems like we all have twin onions coming. How are your onions doing Ava?
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:13 pm

Great. Imalso starting a new topic.... Growing Yellow Onion from Seed.
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:06 am

Do you like the concept of regrowing food? Here are links to some more stuff that you can regrow:
Love to see your sharings if you decide to try. If you figure out anything else to regrow - keep us posted! :-)
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Re: Regrowing Red Onion from Kitchen Scraps

Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:15 am

Sadly my onion regrow died because of flies eating them. I hope to see my yellows sprouting soon.
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