Green onions in pots? Why not?
Wut? Aren't I supposed to put them in the ground? Sure but why not in pots? This is the best thing going.
One of these is starting to get big... but that will be perfect to put on the grill.
It's totally not my idea at all... my farm pal, Bourbon Red, came up with this earlier in the year. We had the weirdest spring with warm then cold then warm... so it was hard to figure out when to set out the onions sets. So he put some in a pot in his greenhouse - they got started early and whenever he needed some green onions... boom! There they were.
I guess we only ever think about onions in the ground because we want them to get big and then cure for storage. But this is the best idea ever. Need just one green onion and don't want to walk all the way to the garden? Put them in pots where they are easy to reach.
My salad planter has celery, parsley, radish, lettuce...and more green onions. One stop shopping!
Have extra space in a bigger salad planter? Pop a few slips in there and then just wait for them to green up.
This has worked so well for me that I've put them everywhere.
I've never had luck with starting onions from seeds but I'm going to give it a go - just to have potted up green onions. Give it a try - it's the best thing I've done all spring.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Why not put green onions in pots?