Friday 27 March 2020

Stay at home: Conserving and Extending spring onions

UK lockdown:  Day 4
Self isolation: Day 14 

Our family of three have been 'self isolating' as we have symptoms of the coronavirus. It has been 14 days now and our last food delivery was over a week ago.

At a time when getting food and supplies to the house has become increasingly challenging, I am trying to conserve what I can and make it last just that little bit longer. Herbs, garnish all seem a little lavish in the current climate when so many are struggling to get basic essentials.

Even More Spring Onions
Here's something you can do that will extend the life of your spring onions. Ask the kids to help and be responsible for caring for their plants.

1) Cut off the lower section (including the roots) of your next batch of spring onions (salad onions)
2) Place them in a container with a little water (just enough to cover the roots) on a window sill or sunny spot

They will continue to grow for you. Just ensure you change the water every day or they will go mouldy and rot away.

Place them into a pot of soil or directly into the garden where they will flourish. The clump pictured has been there for a couple of years and have overwintered nicely. 

Happy growing!
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