Personal at-home gardensÂ and farmers markets are becoming the go-to option for millennials and their families as cooking is quickly becoming America’s next past time. Â But not all of us are so lucky to have are own outdoor gardening space. Â Urban gardens are not yet available to all areas, and even then, they are often completely booked up and require a rental fee. Â But there are a number of vegetables that can be grown indoors.
Scallions are a great addition to any dish, especially when they are fresh. Â They have a milder flavor in comparison to regular onions and have an extra added health benefit: Â like garlic, this member of the allium family of vegetables has elements that have a correlation to reduced numbers of free radicals (that can cause damage to our cells.)
No seeds or big purchases required for this simple home grow. Â To get yourself started on growing green onions, just purchase a bunch of them, wrap with a rubber band, and place in a glass of water. Â While you wait forÂ roots to double in size and new shoots to appear (in about ten days,) change the water everyday and buy soil (nothing special) and a smaller self-draining pot.
To care for your scallions, plant them and make sure waterings are even throughout the soil. Â Keep the plant in a warm and sunny windowsill, and just wait until they grow to about 6 inches. Â Then, you can harvest and enjoy this great kitchen staple.