My husband bought a bag of onions and two days later one of them started sprouting. Then other onions, I guess not wanting to be outdone, starting sprouting as well.
When life gives you sprouting onions, you could make onion-ade or you could replant them. I voted for replanting since I’ve had success regrowing scallions.
I got my pot ready for planting. I put some brick chunks in the bottom of the pot for drainage (pic #1). Next, I layered some mulch (pic #2). Yes, those are peanut shells in pic #3. They were meant for the compost, but I couldn’t resist tossing a handful in the pot. The last pic (#4) is the filled pot. It’s a combo of compost and dirt from a garden bed from last year.
To get to the sprouted part, I peeled the layers off the onions. I used a knife to cut a slit in the first layer to help me start peeling. I made sure to leave the root base attached.
I burrowed a shallow hole in the dirt for each onion. Deep enough so the root base would be covered and the sprout was supported. Lastly, I lightly watered them.
I’m curious to see what happens.
Since the outer layers of the onions were still good, I sautéed them with some sausage, scallions and rice. DH and I had a lovely and delicious lunch.