Spring onions are my favourite! I constantly use it for garnishing, stir-fry in meat, chicken and fish dishes, stir-fry noodles and in instant noodles too! There's always a bunch of spring onions in my fridge. Look at the lovely green, these are from my potted garden.
I bought these already sprouted onions from TESCO. When the next time you go to TESCO or any other supermarkets, make sure to visit their corner "REDUCED - TO CLEAR" section, they would usually clear the leftover veggies which are not that fresh anymore by reducing the price. What I look for are the onions! Found a packet of big onions already sprouted for only RM1.94 per packet! What a bargain. Took these home, clean them and goes into my pot, not my cooking pot, but in my garden pot!
Most of the onions already have two or three bulbs joined together as one big onion. All the better!
Peel off the outer layer, wash and clean them and I got two spring onions "seedlings" from each onion. Yeah~!
Into my containers they go, already thinking about my menu when they are ready to be harvested!
Two weeks later, see how much they have grown!
Harvested these on 1st Feb, from 2 bunches, gave these to a friend.
Harvested these on 9/02, from three bunches
After three weeks from date of planting, full grown, fresh, beautiful greens are ready to be harvested! Half of these goes into the fried noodles for the kids' lunch and the other half will be for my prawn dish tomorrow. There are still a few bunches left which I will harvest soon.
I'm off to TESCO again!
Happy Gardening !