There’s nothing worse than reaching into the bottom of the veggie drawer to find that the green onions have already gotten slimy! Didn’t I just buy those a week or so ago?
So, how do you keep fresh green onions on hand without buying them on a weekly basis?
The ones you buy at a grocery store, I mean.
Just cut them about 1/2″ above the end of the white onion area on the bulb end.
You’ll notice within a week or two that there’s new growth from the middle. Before long, your green onion is ready to be harvested! Just cut it about 1/2″ to 1″ above the ground and you’ll have fresh green onions your entire growing season. In a zone 8 climate, that’s all-year round.
The only thing I noticed is that the green onion gets a bit wider and fatter after a while. There’s a lot more space inside each stalk. For about $1.50, I might just pull them all up and plant some more grocery store onions! It’s so much faster than starting from seeds.
How to Store Green Onions
We like to cut ours as we need them. We have about 6 plants and they are more than enough for our family of four. I usually just send my oldest out to snip one off and bring in for dinner. But sometimes I get a little lazy and our onions become jungle-esque. I hack ’em all off to start over again.
What to do with a bundle of onions that get slimy way too quickly in the fridge?
You can dry them or freeze them.
*Tip* A fast and easy way to slice green onions is to use scissors!
I toss my dried onions into a lot of dishes. You can throw them in whole or they easily crumble for smaller bits. Use them within 12 months.
If you freeze the green onions, make sure they’re dry to help avoid freezer burn. Slice them up, put them in a ziploc freezer bag and use within 6 months.