A scallion patch is easy to grow and useful nearly all year round.
A patch of this scallion—not actually a young bunching onion but a member of a separate, non-bulbing species—is a long-time garden friend. In mid-winter, scallions are happy to get a jump start indoors; they can be transplanted anytime the ground can be worked; they multiply by division naturally if left unharvested; and they overwinter with no special care, emerging powerfully after the ground thaws, their deep green spears a reassuring sign of spring. Chopped and sprinkled on nearly any prepared dish, they make all flavors pop. In short: starting a scallion bed is a journey worth taking.
|Art Pack (500 seeds)||$3.95||In Stock|
|250 Seeds||$3.50||In Stock|
|750 Seeds||$6.50||In Stock|
|1 Ounce||$10.95||In Stock|
Direct sow beginning 4 weeks before last frost, or start your first round of scallions indoors up to 12 weeks before last frost date. Make succession sowings every 3-4 weeks for scallions all season. A good fall crop can be started about 3-4 months before first autumn frost. If overwintered, they will emerge in early spring. Scallions are tolerant of less-than-ideal conditions.
|Days to Germination||3-10 days|
|Days to Maturity||75 days|
|Spacing in Row||2"|
|Spacing Between Rows||12-18"|
|Height at Maturity||5-10"|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|
Artwork by April Warren. Crops in the onion family originated in the seasonally wet margins of rivers. In this work, April has returned these scallions to their ancestral home, providing the viewer a rowboat with which to navigate the towering allium forest.