Do you use a lot of onions while cooking? Or do you just love gardening and have always wanted to find a way to grow your own onions? If yes, then this DIY is perfect for you! Today we will show you how to make your very own mini onion plantation at home. You don’t require a lot of complicated equipment or a lot of space; all you need is some onions, soil, and a whole lot of patience! Read more to find out how this is made.
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Let’s get started with our DIY project!
First, you need to get a bunch of small or medium-sized onions. You can buy these onions at minimal costs from any nearby store or you could also use homegrown onions. Using a sharp knife cut off the heads of all the onions. This will make the growth of the green sticks much faster.
Once all the heads of the onions have been cut properly, transfer them into another large bowl and fill it with enough water so that all the onions are properly soaked. Soak them for a few hours and make sure that it receives plenty of sunlight during this period. After some time, you’ll start to notice small roots growing out of the cut part of the onion.
While the onions are soaking in a bowl full of water, let’s start preparing our substrate. For this, we will be using three different methods: one with soil in a tray, one with sawdust in a tray, and the third one with soil in a plastic bottle.
Method 1: Let’s begin with the method that involves soil in a tray. For this, you will need a large tray with rounded edges and some soil. You can either buy this soil from the market or use the soil from the garden; both of them work just fine. Put an even layer of the soil into the tray. Make sure that you don’t push down on the soil. Once this is done, place the onions into the soil close to each other so that you can save space. Make sure that the part from which the roots are coming out is facing downwards. Once all the onions have been placed, put water into the tray.
Method 2: For the method that involves the sawdust in the tray, take another tray just like the one you took for the soil method and fill it with sawdust. Pour water into the tray to soak the sawdust. Once this is done, place the onions in the tray just like you did in the method that involved soil.
Method 3: Take a big plastic bottle and remove its outer label. Once it’s been washed properly, make some holes all over the length of the bottle that is about the size of an onion. You can either use a scissor for this or you could even use a drill. There is no specific pattern that has to be followed for making the holes, you can just go crazy with it. Once this is done, cut off the top portion of the plastic bottle. Start filling the bottle with soil and every time you reach a hole, insert an onion into the hole and continue putting the soil. Continue this process till the whole bottle is filled with onions and soil. Finally, put some onions at the top of the soil in the bottle close to each other.
Place all three structures near a window so that it gets enough sunlight. Don’t forget to water it every now and then. After a few days, you will notice some green stems coming out of the onions. Some of the onions will sprout fast but the others might take some time. Don’t get discouraged, just watch as nature works its charm! After about two weeks your whole onion plantation would be blooming with green stems.
Your mini onion plantation is complete! You didn’t think you could actually have an onion plantation at home, did you? The best part about this technique is that after the onions have been harvested and cut off from their main body, the onions will grow again without you needing to harvest and grow them again. Enjoy this beautiful gift of nature by cooking a delicious meal using these onions with your friends and family!
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