How to grow Green Onions

Green onions are easy to grow from seedlings. Plant your green onion seedling in a pot with drainage holes filled with soil.

Add a thin layer of soil on top of the seedling and then fill pot with a little more soil. This will help cover the green onion up and keep any dirt from going into its leaves. Water thoroughly and keep moist until green onion is established.

Then, water when soil starts to dry out.

Green onion prefers a sunny spot and cooler temperatures with at least 6 hours of sun per day.

An eastern facing window is perfect for most green onions. Green onions like the temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 Celsius) and prefer cooler night time temperatures in the 50s.

Green Onions do not do well if it gets above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). Green onions can grown in a container and have been known to grow over 2 feet tall indoors.

For best quality, harvest green onions when they are pencil sized. Harvest by cutting the green onion at the base of its stem with a sharp knife or scissors.

You can cut off what you need and leave the rest of your plant to continue growing thicker.

If you plan on storing your green onion for later, simply place it in a plastic bag and keep refrigerated.

Green onions should last over one month in the fridge, so you can harvest them as needed or keep them until they die off.

Green Onion is very nutritious and contains Vitamin A, Folate, Iron, and Potassium.

Green onion can also be grown outdoors in a garden or flower pot.

Green onions will grow best when planted after the last frost date in your area.

Since green onions are cool season vegetables you should plant them before summer hits.

When growing green onions outdoors wait until the danger of frost has passed, and the soil has warmed up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 Celsius).

So this is how to grow Green Onions.


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