Sunday, April 06, 2008

How to Grow Green Table Onions or Scallions

I've got a bag of 80 bulbs for planting. Bulbs are the size of chestnuts, sometimes larger, pear-shaped, narrowed in the upper part into a rather longpoint, and covered with a white coloured paper-like skin. The size of the bulb affects the plant size and maturity. For uniformity, planting similar size bulbs is essential. To harvest over an extended period, plant the largest bulbs (quarter-size) first. After they mature, plant medium-sized bulbs (nickel-size), and finally the smallest bulbs (dime-size).
For green onions, plant the bulbs 1/2 inch apart in rows and 2-3 inches deep. And for dry table onions, plant the bulbs 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart and barely cover with 1/2 inch of soil. Harvest after top growth has fallen.
After a few weeks
My first homegrown scallions!

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