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How to Sow Crunchy Spring Onion Seeds

How to Sow Crunchy Spring Onion Seeds

A crunchy variety of spring onion, which is fairly easy to sow and grow. Commonly found on supermarket shelves, in the United Kingdom.  The most common type of spring onion, which has aliases such as white lisbon, scallions and green onions. Spring onions are easy to sow and grow at home, in a garden patch or even in an allotment. Crunchy spring onion produce a fleshy white bulb, with light green stems. Producing a milder flavour than traditional onion, popular when served alongside teriyaki and ricotta.

How to Sow and Grow Crunchy Spring Onion from Seed

  • Can be sown and grown indoors in pots, containers or window boxes. In an area that receives sufficient light and warmth.
  • The germination period takes between 10 to 14 days. Spring onion can be harvested after between 60 to 120 days, depending on how strong you would like them to taste.
  • Sowing seeds directly outdoors after the final frost has passed, ensuring the ground is workable. Sow seeds at a depth of 1/2″ deep with a plant spacing of 2″. If sowing in rows, maintain a row spacing of 12 to 18″ keeping the soil moist but well drained.
  • If transplanting seedlings outdoors, wait until around 10 weeks have passed. Then clip the plants to 3 inches tall, planting two inches deep.

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