Spring Onion Seeds And Scallions: How To Harvest Your Harvest Safely
When it comes to fresh spring onion varieties, there are numerous different kinds to choose from. However, you should take care when buying them as some varieties of onions may be contaminated with Botrytis bugs, which are able to cause severe food poisoning. Also, you will need to ensure that the bulbs you get are not too large to avoid them being used before the season has fully set in. If this is the case, then you should consider using stored or garden onions instead. They should still have the same excellent taste as new bulbs, although they will be much milder in flavor.
Spring onion seeds are very easy to grow. They are not dependent on a cold or cool weather and neither do they require any special treatment to thrive. For planting, you should be able to find at least five different colors of bulbs, which range from dark green to light green in color. If you're looking for a mild onion with a subtle onion flavor which can be easily eaten raw on salads or served with stir fries and stews to add an otherwise mild onion taste to your meals, then cultivating spring onion seeds is definitely the way to go. Spring onions appear similar to small scallions or green onions, but they possess a small bulb in the middle instead of a larger fleshy bulb. They can be harvested in the early spring after the foliage on the top has fallen off, although you should keep them refrigerated until the last few days so that they can retain their edible contents.
When picking out your bulbs, also keep in mind that smaller bulbs, no matter what color, taste better than bigger ones. Although spring onions are used for different types of cooking, they are best for salads and other such dishes. There's no need to stuff them full of butter or salt, since the taste isn't overpowering. In fact, because they are quite small in size, they have less volume in their taste than other bulbs, like the more traditional summer onions.
When growing spring onion seeds indoors, you should prepare the soil and the bulbs for planting as usual, except that you should allow them to get as far as possible from your windows. Because the bulbs are so small when they're growing, they will need plenty of light during the day and you should provide this to them by placing them in a dark cupboard for the whole day or at least for two or three hours every day. The reason why they need direct sunlight is because it gives them energy to grow.
When it comes to actually growing them, it is a little bit trickier than if you were planning to plant them outdoors. For one thing, you'll need a good container that is big enough in diameter and deep enough in the ground that the roots can spread comfortably. You should also provide the best possible growing conditions for growing spring onions, which are about the same conditions as they would be in if they were growing in your garden outside. This means that you'll need good soil, and the soil will need to be given plenty of time to break up and let the water penetrate deeply. It's not usually necessary to give the soil a lot of watering; however, it's important to give it the right amount of watering that will ensure that the soil is able to sustain the bulbs' growth.
You may find that you want to plant your bulbs a little further out than you would if you were planning to plant them in your garden outside, but this isn't really necessary. If you don't, just know that the plants will get a little colder as they grow, and that's something that they don't need. Most bulbs and scallions do fine when it gets down to about forty-five degrees Celsius. Of course, if they were to go into the ninety degree range they would get too hot and die.
Once you have planted your bulbs and scallions in your garden, you'll need to start preparing the soil for your new plants. You should use a soil based compost with plenty of organic matter in it. Spring onion seeds and scallions don't like a very dry or highly organic soil, so using a compost with a lot of organics in it is important. If you add too much organic matter to the compost you will find that the soil will become too dense, and this is exactly what you don't want. The more organic matter that is mixed in the compost the better it will all turn out for your garden.
When you have your spring onions planted, you'll need to be sure that you take good care of them. They don't like being overworked, and they also hate weeds. You should give them regular watering and try to lightly mist the beds as much as possible. Be careful to keep the weather at a mild temperature, because you don't want your bulbs or scallions to get mushy. If you are planning on harvesting your crop from your garden, make sure that you're harvesting them safely.