Friday project: Regrowing onions and garlic

Friday project: Regrowing onions and garlic 

Our family loves cooking and doing small gardening. And wouldn’t you agree that that the thought of plucking herbs and vegetables from your own garden just makes your heart go giddy up?!

Friday project: Regrowing onions and garlic

Pinterest: Auntie Dogma’s Garden Spot Growing Onions Vertically On The Windowsill

We have been getting fantastic ideas from Pinterest. I saw a picture of some folks trying to replant onions, spring onions, garlic and other handy herbs that seem to sprout and regrow within weeks.

As I am on a zero gardening budget, this project was perfect as you would simply need to recycle stuff. I decided to try hands on regrowing onion and garlic (it was the only thing I found in Mom’s kitchen).

What you need for modifying the plastic bottle into a vertical pot:

– one Coke or Sprite plastic bottle from your last party (please do start to collect them!)
– three or as many onions and garlic from your mom’s kitchen
– soil from/in your garden. I used some of our compost!
– a sharp/pointy knife to make holes in the plastic bottle, as well as on the bottom of the bottle for the water to flow out
– a pair of scissors to cut our holes that are as big as the onions or garlic

Friday project: Regrowing onions and garlic

(left) The roots of the onion have to be settled firmly in the soil.


They say it would take about 3-4 weeks until leaves are forming out of the onion. The garlic would need about 4-5 weeks until it reaches growth. 

Friday project: Regrowing onions and garlic

Separate the garlic cloves. Bury each clove an inch or two below the soil and have it in a point up position.


Friday project: Regrowing onions and garlic

Welcome to Green Davao garden, Ms Sally Onion and Mr. Rupert Garlic! May you love it here and make many babies!

Why regrowing onions and garlic:

These vegetables and herbs all contain “organosulfur compounds” and have been shown to possess antioxidant properties that make them protective against health conditions such as heart disease and cancer. The best Allium vegetables are onions, shallots, leeks, and scallions — and herbs like garlic and chives. (Allium Vegetables)

Try to regrow your own plants and let me know how it worked for you!


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Green Davao is all about news and stories about Davao City's: - organic farming - urban gardening - native fruits - natural products - healthy lifestyle - healthy food (organic food, vegan food, vegetarian, fruit lovers and raw food eaters) - local growers - and anything "green" related to this vibrant city. Behind Green Davao is Susanne; a half-German-half Filipina neophyte blogger, advocating green-living in and with all forms.

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