Scallions are a wonderful addition to any garden, and they’re especially great for beginner gardeners as they don’t require much care and are pretty self sufficient! If you’d like to learn how to grow scallions, keep reading below and follow our scallion gardening guide!
But what is the difference between scallions and green onions? Scallions are actually produced from specific cultivars of the bulbing onion and have a much milder flavor. Although scallions are commonly referred to as green onions, they are not the same, but are a cross of the shallot.
To learn more about how to grow scallions, keep reading below!
How to Grow Scallions
- Scallions grow much quicker than any onion, and will take about 8-10 from seed to harvest.
- Plant the seeds in rich, well draining soil.
- Shallow watering is required on a regular basis as scallions love constant moisture.
- Be sure to mulch around the plant to keep it weed free and moist.
- You can sow 4-8 weeks before transplanting outdoors, or plant outdoors directly about 4 weeks before the last frost date in spring.
- Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep, 1/2 inch apart, and 12-18 inches in row spacing.
- Scallions don’t need too much care and can also be grown indoors in pots.
- Just be sure to give them a little bit of sunlight and that the soil is always moist.
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