Onions are a staple in every kitchen and cuisine. Instead of having to buy a bunch every time you're at the market, try your hand instead at this clever hack.
It’s indoor gardening at its cleverest: a nifty trick that seems almost a miracle. All you need are the following:
- a 5-liter plastic bottle (opt to reuse an old water bottle at home)
- onion bulbs
And here's the procedure:
1. Cut off the top part of the bottle.
2. Cut 4-5 levels of holes or "windows" on the sides of the bottle.
The holes are for the onions to sprout through, so make sure that they're big enough to accommodate the onions. A diameter of roughly 2-3 inches should suffice.
3. Add the first layer of soil into the bottle. Position your first layer of onions into the soil, making sure that the top half of the bulbs are jutting slightly out of their respective "windows."
4. Add more soil over your first layer of onions and add the second layer of onions, again making sure that they can sprout through the "windows." Repeat the process until the bottle is full.
5. Place the top of the bottle back on and secure it with tape.
6. Place on a sunny windowsill and water as needed. Your onions should start sprouting in no time. Get your saucepan ready for a sumptuous dish!