Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value

Based on 1 cup of onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2509/2#ixzz3gppOgD2Y

Planting

Planting

To prevent weeds from competing with the scallions' root space, you can plant them on black plastic. If you don't have access to black plastic, you can plant them into the ground, or in a flat in a greenhouse. Each scallion is one plant and will take up very little space, so you can broadcast the seed when growing from seed or transplant into the ground with an inch or two between each plant to prevent thinning.

Scallion Harvest

Scallion Harvest

Harvesting scallions is pretty simple. You can harvest them at any stage but you will get more out of one scallion if harvested when the bottom of the plant is as thick as your pinky. To harvest, pull the plant out by grasping the very bottom of the greens right above the surface. Rinse the roots off and carefully pull the outter most layer off to pull off the dead leaves and ensure a clean scallion. Rinse the leaves as well before consumption.

Scallion Storage

Scallion Storage

Not ready to use all of your beautiful scallions? They tend to keep well in the coolest ares closes to 32 degrees F, but that'll only take you for a couple of days. The kitchn claims that keeping the roots in water and the leaves covered will keep them best. To read more, check out http://www.thekitchn.com/the-best-way-to-store-scallion-145134

Top 5 Ways to Use Scallions

Top 5 Ways to Use Scallions

Read the recipes http://www.thekitchn.com/5-ways-to-use-up-a-bunch-of-scallions-199374

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