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Green Onion Seeds (Leek) Green Onion Seeds (Leek)

Green Onion Seeds (Leek)

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The hero of Asian cuisine. They are stir-fried, turned into soups, grilled for salads, eaten raw, or even turned into seasoning. With its distinct flavour profile, leeks are irreplaceable in many dishes. Not common in the Indian vegetable market scene, yet. Although difficult to take care of, but totally worth the effort of growing them at home.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Alternate days (stop 2 weeks before harvest)

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    8-9 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    All seasons

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Transplant the seedlings in 25-30 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Space the seeds at 30cm by 15 cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest 60-65 days from transplanting

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • Although a winter vegetable, green onions can be grown perennially.
  • Fill a well-draining seedling tray with cocopeat if you are growing them indoors and fine soil if you are growing them outdoors.
  • Sow 2-3 onion seeds per cup, take care to not sow it in too deep, and cover it with a light sprinkling of soil.
  • Water immediately with a spray or mist to keep the growing medium moist at all times.
  • Keep the seedling tray indoors till the seeds germinate. To encourage germination, place the seed tray in a box or cover it with paper for first 4-5 days.
  • Once sprouts apeear, remove the cover and place the tray on a windowsill with partial sunlight to promote faster growth.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • Once the seeds germinate in 6-8 days, place the tray in a well-lit spot to encourage leaf growth.
  • From the second week, the seedlings will grow into a plant. At this stage, retain one seedling per cup and trim away the undergrowing ones.
  • Transplant your seedlings, with the root balls, to larger pots (12 inches or more) or raised beds (1 feet apart) 25-30 days after sowing. The growing medium should be well draining mix of 2 part garden soil & 1 part Organic Manure. Or, 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco-peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • The plants like full winter sun with alternate day of watering near the rots. Also, stop watering Onion plants 2 weeks before harvesting.
  • Feed the plant every 15 days with vermicompost or a balance fertiliser
  • The onion bulbs will be ready for harvest 60-65 days from sowing.
  • If you want only bigger onions without leaves, wait for 20 more days (no watering) before harvesting so that bulbs can reach full maturity.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

My green onion plant is growing but isn’t forming any bulbs.
For dumb formation, your plant needs to be healthy and receive sufficient nutrients and water in its growing stages. Make sure you are using a good sowing medium and providing fertilisers whenever necessary and watering your plant regularly. Another reason you onion plant isn’t forming any bulbs is too much nitrogen in the soil.
Why are my green onion seedlings wilting?
Over watering coupled with a soil that is not well drained leads to wilting of seedlings. Make sure you are never over - watering your onion plant.
Why are my green onion seeds not germinating?
A lot of factors like, soil temperature, watering schedule and sunlight affect the germination process of your onion seeds. For example, with cool soil temperatures, your seeds will take longer to germinate. Whereas with warmer soil temperatures your onion seeds will germinate within 6 - 8 days.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

You should definitely make green onion a part of your diet and we are going to tell you why. To start off, green onions are very low in calories. Despite of having low calories, green onion is loaded with fibre which aids digestion. It also contains Vitamin A and C which can help boost your immunity. Being an excellent source of Vitamin A and carotenoids, green onion/scallion is an excellent food for your eye health. Green onion also contains sulphur which can help lower your blood pressure.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

The green onion/scallion is made up mostly of water! A cup of green onion/scallion contains only about 33 calories. Green onion is rich invitamins A, C and K and minerals such as iron and magnesium. It is also an excellent source of fibre. A cup of green onion makes up for about 10% of your daily fibre needs. How impressive is that?

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.Legend has it that during the Saxton battle in 640 AD, Welsh Saint David advised the soldiers to wear leek in their hats so as to be able to distinguish their colleagues from their enemies. This is why the leek is one of the emblems of Wales.

2.The origin of leek is traced to central Asia.

3.Leeks were popular in ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek cuisines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water my onion plant?

Onions do not need too much water. Water your potted Red Onion plant every alternate day in winter.

Should I fertilize my onion plant?

Yes, every 15 days after transplanting your onion plant, apply balanced liquid fertilisers or handful of vermicompost to each plant.

How much sunlight does onion need?

Onions grow well in full sunlight, so choose a location which receives plenty of sunlight.

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