How To Grow Green Onions In Pots Or Containers

How To Grow Green Onions In Pots Or Containers

Green onions on counter

How to grow green onions in containers or pots

How To Grow Green Onions In Pots Or Containers. I absolutely love having green onions on hand and they are great to freeze for all-year usage. There are a few different types of green onions I can suggest. Evergreen long white, Red Baron, and Parade just to name a few.

Planting Green Onions in Pots or Containers

Plant your seeds in 1/2″ of good potting soil like Miracle-Gro. Start your seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before you want to bring them outdoors. The seeds are very small and need to be planted 1-2 ” apart for optimal growth. The PH level of the soil should be around 6.0-7.5. They grow great in the homemade DIY soil mix I have in my recipes as well. Keep them in full sun to start them out.

Caring For Green Onions In Pots Or Containers

  • Water weekly no more than about an inch of water at a time. The soil should be moist and not soggy. IF the soil is moist a finger length down then it does not need to be watered yet. Do not let the soil go completely dry.
  • Caring for your green onions is very simple since they do so well with little or no care. Just make sure they do not dry up or the onion bulb will stop growing. I overstuffed my container but they did still grow abundantly but the bulbs were quite small.
Green onions in containers

Diseases and Pests of Green Onions

Although rare green onions can have problems with thrips and soil Bourne bacterial diseases if too soggy or underwatered. Try not to let your soil crack. It leaves the soil open to unwanted fungus or pests.

How to Grow Green Onions In Pots Or Containers in just three steps

  1. Plant your seeds with care, thin if necessary
  2. Water and keep evenly moist
  3. Harvest in 70-90 days

Ways to Harvest Your Green Onions

I love doing one big harvest at the end of October. I soak them overnight to remove any bugs. Clean them and dry them off. Chop up your green onions and put them into small freezer bag portions. I had green onions to last me a year. They were great in stir fry dishes and soups. I even used them in my scrambled eggs.

I wouldn’t recommend drying them in the oven. They do turn brown if you leave them in too long. Although I did use most of the dried ones up before they started to turn brown in a couple of months.

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