One of the plants I look forward to foraging when I am hiking about is wild onions. They are just what is needed to give your wild salad a little zip. At home, however, one can hardly argue the delicious flavor of caramelized grilled onion on a steak or in a burger.
As is often the case, many people start preparing a dish only to find out they are missing an ingredient. Oh, the satisfaction to know all you have to do is walk over to your garden to grab that wild ingredient. This time, however, your garden is sitting on your window sill.
Growing onions is very easy and straightforward. In fact, for apartment dwellers, this is one of those edibles that you can easily grow indoors.
This is a fun project for kids as well and the by-product is you get something you can eat.
Now, if you’re like me, all you need is to eat the onion greens. The bulbs themselves can remain in the bottle. But then again that’s the point, right?
Freshorganicgardening.com brings us this great idea
How nice would it be to just be able to pluck fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? Nothing beats fresh onions for your salads, dips or soup. But how can you ensure a supply of fresh onions at hand all the time?
Sure, onions are available all year round from the supermarket, but they are hardly fresh and there’s almost always no way to know for sure where they came from.
Gardeners of course will simply grow them but some simply have problems with available space.
I came across an image of onions grown vertically on the windowsill, using a common 5 Liter PET bottle, which I thought was a practical, space-saving and green way to grow onions. I posted the image on our Facebook Page and a few people asked how it was done…
…and since I was curious myself, I did a bit of research and this is what I found:
FIRST, you need a planting vessel:
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