Advantages to Growing Your Own Scallions

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Cathy Isom has a few tips for you, as well as lets you know some advantages why you should be growing your own scallions. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Advantages to Growing Your Own Scallions

There are many advantages to growing your own scallions at home, rather than buying them. The flavor is fuller than most scallions you find at the grocery store and you can control what chemicals touch your crops. It’s also much more affordable, and you can decide when to harvest – whether you prefer delicate baby scallions or more robust, larger ones. Finally, the small size of scallions makes it easier to chop and add to dishes than a full-sized onion.

Scallions have many other names including, green onions, spring onions, svelte onions, young onions, and bunching onions.

When it comes to planting, scallions – like their parent the onion – need full sun and are best grown in zones 3 through 9.  Scallions require well-drained soil that is sandy and loamy. You can grow scallions in three ways – from seeds, onion sets, and purchased plants. Scallions are thirsty plants and require an inch of water per week. If the ground becomes hard or crusty, the scallions won’t grow. Keep moist and make sure your soil drains well.

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