11/365-What kind of socks do you need to plant onions?

We’re growing onions, and other members of the Allium family. Allium 6
I love window gardens and growing veggies or fruits in the window from kitchen scraps.

The items we grew in this picture are all from kitchen scraps. Here we have scallions, leeks, and an onion growing.
If you need some calm in your life, tend to a window garden. It’s a simple way to get into gardening and it calms the nerves of any savage beast. Collect clear glass jars of all shapes and sizes to create a visual pleasing display.
Glass jars and the sculptural shapes of the growing plants create a work of art in the window, and when the sun hits them at mid day, it’s totally eye candy!
Horticultural therapy is really taking root, no pun intended. Ok, it was intended, but seriously it’s helping people with all kinds of stress and ailments from P.T.S.D. to learning disabilities.
I really love the shape of this onion, it looks like something you would find at MOMA.
Allium 2Allium 1 These little works of art aren’t only for show, they can be eaten. I have so many scallions growing that I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy them again.
The flavor is delicious even after 3 or more cuttings.
To grow, just use the onion, leek, or scallion as usual but save the part with the roots.
Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to support the roots so they can float above the water. Don’t worry about destroying the plant with the skewer or toothpick, it won’t harm the plants.
Place the roots in the water just to the top of the root line. It’s better to keep the roots in less water then more. Too deep will cause rot, we don’t want rot.
Once you have a nice root system you can plant them in dirt, or you can leave them in water. The most important part is to change the water when you see it’s becoming cloudy.
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Allium has so many powerful and positive properties. Eating it on a regular basis can help keep colds & parasites away.
Beware that many animals can not eat items from the Allium Family.  Dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas, chickens, and many others must stay away from onions especially, it can kill some of them, so beware.
Allium 5For humans, we have had a love affair with the Allium for many years. Modern day man uses Leeks, scallions, and onions in so many delicious recipes.
Some of my favorites are Pad Thai Noodles, Spring Rolls, and a simple salad with sliced leeks, Y-UMMMY!
Try growing a mini window garden with some of your kitchen scraps. You have nothing to loose. If it doesn’t work try again, and maybe even again.
Enjoy!
S
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