Over the weekend my husband finally noticed that one of our onions had sprouted some greenery.
"Uh, babe? Our onion is growing?"
"I know... DON'T TOUCH IT!"
I then explained to him that I was planning on planting it. He had a chuckle at my explanation, especially when I mentioned "Hey, it's a free plant!"
Because most plants around here end up looking like this...
I had to jump on the opportunity for a replacement at no charge.
I removed the dried up, long gone but for some reason still potted plant from my ikea planter. The rather large onion fit down in there perfectly! It was meant to be.
Next up was miracle grow... because we need all of the miracles we can get considering my black thumbs. I covered the onion with the potting soil and lightly moistened it with some water. Since the onion naturally started growing while on our kitchen counter, I figured I should return the new onion plant back to the same counter, just so it had better chances.
Technically, I should have planted it like this.
Followed directions like this.
Both of those mention peeling away a bit of the onion and exposing the roots. I just planted it as is because I'm not trying to harvest onions, but rather just have another house plant. Annnnd I didn't want to risk damaging the roots with my track record.
If you want to have your own onion plant, just get yourself a few onions and wait for them to sprout. This can take weeks depending on the onion. Mine sprouted from just being on the counter, but I have read that they will sprout in the pantry as well.
We shall see if this baby will grow some more... Grow, baby, grow!