Growing Scallions (Green Onions)
Scallions often called green onions or bunching onions are easily grown. Start your transplants sowing 5-10 seeds per transplant container. Transplant them out together and in a few weeks you have an instant bunch of onions for your salad or other recipes. //
Botanical Family - Alliaceae/Onion Family
Location - Thrive in moist (not wet) location that is also well drained and reasonably free from stones.
Soil - Rich, moist loam, preferably with subsoil of clay with pH of 5.6-6.5.
Soil Preparation - Dig in 3-4 inches of compost or aged manure before planting. Requires lots of nitrogen.
- Seed Spacing - 4-6 inches apart
- Germinate in soil temperature of 21 - 24 C
- Days to Maturity - 100-150 days
Planting Times - Sow indoors in early March; transplant at 4-8 weeks.
Planting Instruction - Sow 10 seeds in each cell (24 cell transplant tray) ¼ inche deep. Maintain uniform moisture. Put a handful of compost in the hole while transplanting.
- Positive affects: beet, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, potato, tomato
- Negative affects: bean, pea
Watering - During early stages require an abundance of water.
Weeding - Keep well weeded.
Disease & Insects - Very few diseases. Use rotation and destroy any plants that are infected.
Harvest - Plant can be pulled when green tops are 8-12 inches tall. They will be in bunch of 10 or so.
Storage - Do not store well. Keep in plastic bag in the refrigerator.
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