What did Gilbert call Anne? Carrots? Anyhow…if onions aren’t your thing but you are bound and determined to grow something this year, grow a carrot top (though I can’t guarantee you’ll get a carrot out of it!).
The carrot I started with had nothing on top other than a gross looking stump of where the greenery would have been, but after a day or two, shoots popped out and it just kept growing. Thankfully my husband was attentive to it to make sure it never ran out of water (you do need to check it daily) and so far it is thriving.
Once the carrot gets too gross to look at, you can throw it away and start again. This is an awesome experiment to do with kids to show them how plants grow, and they can literally track the growth from day to day because these things grow so fast.