It's Sunday-- again! I know that it's bound to happen again, as the days fly past, but seriously, another week gone? How can it be?
I have two posts in progress for you little pin-lovers, and I kicked both of them back a few weeks so that I could tell you about the Pinterest-inspired gardening project that I just started. Since this project actually alive, I'd actively like to prevent it becoming a Pinstrosity. What on earth could this gardening project be? Well, make sure you're sitting down...
I'm attempting to grow my own green onions.
Ha ha ha, I know, this seems lame. It couldn't be less of a "project"-- it's more of a stick little plants in water and hope for the best. But, hear me out. I have a black thumb, so for me, green onion growing really is a project. I'm telling myself that I'm working up to a real vegetable garden, and everybody's gotta start somewhere (baby steps, Rachel, baby steps).
You may remember this from the Everlasting Green Onions post, but who doesn't like an extra throw back day for the week? This also seemed like the perfect time to post about this since we're doing the Use It Up Challenge!
The Original Pin: One Simple Way to Free Green Onions
The Pin-Progress Project: Day 1
|Day 1. Sorry, this photo is more blurry than I'd realized.|
You're lookin' at Baby Step #1 toward having my own veggie garden. Yay green onions! My mom bought the orchid for The Nest (our house) for Christmas, and it needed water at the same time that I was getting my green onion project together. I figured that they can hang out. I dunno, I don't understand plants. Maybe they need friends? I've heard they like it when you play them music, so we've been watching Harry Potter while I clean the kitchen.
Carrying on, I found myself one of the quintessential Pinterest staples: a mason-ish jar and followed The Krazy Coupon Lady's simple instructions (summarized below):
1. Don't throw out the white parts of the green onion when you're done cutting them up.
2. Put them in some water.
3. Put them in the light.
4. Wait and hope for the best. (I added this myself, but it's implied with anything that you have to encourage to keep living.)
By Day 4, I thought that my black thumb was starting to rear it's ugly head. Some of the onions were starting to look dead and drooped over the edge of the jar. The ends of the green ones were shriveling. Could I really have done something wrong in the steps between don't throw them out and add some water?!
We persevered, and good news! Here's how we are looking at Day 7 (one whole week!). The new shoots have taken off and are growin' like weeds. I'm going to have to find a better place for them to live, because I think they're going to outgrow the cute little shelf we have them on.
Have any of you attempted to grow green onions before? What do you think, would you try it yourself? I'm always open to tips and tricks. Also, if you can think of anything else that's easy to re-grow, let me know.
I hope each and every one of you has a great week.