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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 18, 2011

Q. Scallions

Do scallions come back every year? What is the purple flower on the top of scallions?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 19, 2011
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If they are not dug up, they can come back. The purple flower is just that, the flower of the plant. If you let it go, it will produce seeds.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 2, 2011

Q. Seed Viability

What is the average seed viability for spring onion seeds (old and new) and what might affect the viability of seeds?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This article will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/planting-old-seeds.htm

Seeds for onions are normally only viable for a year.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 9, 2014

Q. How to Raise Green Onions Over and Over

How do you grow green onions over and over?

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Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Anonymous on
April 12, 2014

Q. Scallions

Can you cut off the sets before they bloom and plant them?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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A.

You shouldn't allow them to bloom (or bolt) as this will lessen the plant's productivity and may cause a bitter taste. This article will help with bolting in members of the onion family: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/onion-bolting.htm For information on planting scallions, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/growing-scallions.htm

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Asked by
dee Ann turczyn on
June 5, 2014

Q. Do you have to thin scallion

Do you thin scallion? I have groups of them coming up from one bulb.

Answered by
Heather on
June 8, 2014
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If you are sure it is from one bulb, then I would not worry about thinning them. But if it is several bulbs bunched together, I would thin them so that the strongest plant will do the best.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2016

Q. Growing onions from scallions

How far apart and at what depth should I transplant the scallions to produce onions?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 1, 2016
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