Who knew you could grow green onions in water alone? Until recently I had no idea. Apparently, you just place the onions into a jar of water and put into a sunny window, rinse and refill the jar with fresh water every few days. You’re able to use the tops as needed while keeping about 1 inch of the very bottom of the onion bulb intact to put back into the water. These bottoms will regrow their tops, which provides you with a never ending supply of green onions! Well, probably not never ending - certainly they won’t grow forever with lack of nutrient rich soil – or at least my husband doesn’t think so.
I figured, if green onions grow in water alone, wouldn’t a leek do the same thing? I tried to research it but it appears that a leek needs good drainage as it is at risk for root rot. I’m determined to try it anyway. I’ll let you know if I’m successful. We use leeks in salads like crazy so the thought of a never ending supply of leeks makes me extremely giddy. This Tomato and Leek Salad is my absolute favorite salad recipe. It requires no dressing – just a little bit of olive oil – yet it is the most flavorful salad I’ve ever had. Delicious!