View Full Version : Plants: How do They do It?

Delilah Rehm
12-13-2007, 12:05 PM
Iíve been eating green onions lately. I use the stalk like chives, cutting up the green stalks for food and Iím left about an inch of yellow-green stalk above the white bulb and roots. Compost right? But wait! I thought, why not soak the roots and plant the sucker? Maybe itíll grow, maybe not.

Right before Thanksgiving, I put two stumpy green onion bulbs into a plastic cup with enough water to cover half the bulb. The top of the stalks didnít rise out of the cup.


A few weeks later, after having forgot about it, I have what you see in the picture. My thought? Miracle. Seriously, how did it do that? In the ground sure, the ground has stuff to transform, but water? Just water? Wow.

They'd grown about five inches. I put more of the plants in the second cup, and after four weeks, they've completely regrown.