Growing Onions Vertically On The Windowsill

Love this idea!!

Auntie Dogma's Garden Spot

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How nice would it be to just be able to pluck fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? Nothing beats fresh onions for your salads, dips or soup. But how can you ensure a supply of fresh onions at hand all the time?

Sure, onions are available all year round from the supermarket, but they are hardly fresh and there’s almost always no way to know for sure where they came from.

Gardeners of course will simply grow them but some simply have problems with available space.

I came across an image of spring onions grown vertically on the windowsill, using a common 5 Liter PBS bottle, which I thought was a practical, space-saving and green way to grow onions. I posted the image on our Facebook Page and a few people asked how it was done…

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2 thoughts on “Growing Onions Vertically On The Windowsill

  1. What a great idea. I just planted a couple rows of onions outside today. Most of the onions I get will be put up for winter already prepared in meals, yep I’m lazy, but I may try this for when I want fresh onions in the dead of winter.


    • It is a great idea ay. I am thinking of trying it myself. Our big garden is too wet and cold over winter and the raised one used for fresh greens so not able to grow them over winter – the kept ones won’t last right through.


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