meg of a wool story
posted a pic of green onions
that she’d regrown in water in just a few days.
i decided to challenge my science minded son to try it.
he was, to say the least, doubtful.
‘too good to be true’
was basically his sentiment.
so, we bought a little handful of scallions at the grocery
to give it a go.
it’s so very simple.
just cut the green tops off of the stalks
(leaving the roots in tact),
them in water, set in the sun and see what happens.
here’s the complete play by play of what we did.
(‘read’ the pics counter clockwise from the upper left corner):
sine we were being ‘scientific’
we measured before and after the chopping,
then after 3 days in the sun,
we measured again.
now, i knew they’d grow, but the rate of growth amazed me.
all the darker green at the tops is new growth.
in 3 days the stalk that grew the least grew a full inch
while the ‘winner’ grew more than 3″.
that’s crazy good.
for the record,
can’t get over the fact that they’re growing at all
despite all the clippings i’ve rooted in jars of water
that reality is hitting him for the very
first time in these shoots.
i think i love watching his understanding
of what’s possible grow more than
having our supply of fresh scallions
‘understanding’ taken from 2:11 of proverbs.