Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to grow spring onions

**Edited on 18 July 2012 to include photo of grown spring onion**


How many of you always end up with a bunch of wilted spring onions in your fridge because you were using too little?  I do.  Getting a bundle from the local supermarket costs me S$0.70 but I usually use only a stalk or two.  The rest goes into the bin after a few days.

I've tried growing my own, with shallots/small onions.  However, when the spring onion grows taller each day, they couldn't withstand the wind.  So I experimented with big red onions.

Use sprouted onions for potting, they grow faster.

Simply dig a hole in a pot of soil and cover the bulb.  Water daily with exposure to some sunlight.  In a few weeks time, you will have your own home-grown spring onion.

8 comments:

Vivian Pang said...

I used to grow with shallots and it give me small green onion. Will try on big onion like yours one. Thanks for the tip!

Happy Homebaker said...

A few months ago, one of those big yellow onions I bought sprouted, so I helped my younger child potted it...I managed to harvest a couple of times, but after a while, the bulb rotted, probably over watering and eventually the planted died. my younger child was so sad.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Actually... there's no need to bury the bulbs. Just 'poke' the onion slightly onto the soil and it'll be good enough. Let the base be touching the soil.

Fong's Kitchen Journal said...

Try this method for keeping spring onion fresh. It works! http://wendyinkk.blogspot.sg/2012/03/how-to-keep-spring-onion-for-days-or.html

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

I grow spring onions this way too !!

Blessed Homemaker said...

Vivian,
Small onions will grow thin spring onions.

HHB,
I had the same prob too. After harvesting it a few times, the spring onions aint as green as before and I had to dig out the bulb and grow new ones.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Wendy,
Thanks for sharing your tip. I saw your entry in your blog but this pic was taken before you updated. Anyway, I'm not growing spring onion now ever since I found your tip on how to store them in the fridge ;-)

Fong's Kitchen,
Yes, I've seen her entry and have been doing that too :)

Blessed Homemaker said...

Joyce,
This is so easy, right?