Growing Onions at home is one of the best ways to save a ton of money. It is perfect for fresh scallions for your salad. Within just a few days, your onions should sprout and green leaves will start to poke out of the holes.
Any size soda bottle. Two or three liter bottles are the best.
A pair of sharp scissors or a sharp knife.
Onions. The don’t have to be fresh.
Time and patience.
It might be easier to spout the onion in a cup of water first.
You don’t need to cut the onion to do this.
The water only needs to cover the root which should be on the bottom side.
You can even just leave it on a shelve at room temperature.
Once onion is sprouted then cut or leave whole for planting.
Clean and wash the plastic bottle.
After it dries, cut alternating holes about one inch wide.
Be careful not to cut yourself.
Space the holes evenly around the bottle.
Be sure to cut off the top of the bottle.
Add some drainage holes at the bottom.
Fill with dirt up to the first hole.
Place your onion with the ROOT side facing in.
Fill with more dirt.
Place your second set of onions.
Repeat until entire bottle is full.
Place in sunny window sill.
The onion can be planted whole.
Smaller onions are easier to plant.
You can cut the onion about half an inch from the root.
Get creative! Try a five gallon water jug.
You can tape the neck of the bottle back on or leave it as it is.