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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 Info

  • 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.

Companion Planting

  • 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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