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A tale of two scallions

November 30th, 2006 at 05:55 am

I brought back two pots and topsoil from Thanksgiving with the 'rents.

I planted two scallions in one of the pots. They're just scallions bought from the store, with the greens cut off.

I measured them yesterday. 4.5 cm and 5 cm.

Today? One of them is still 4.5 cm...

But the other one is nearly 6 cm!

They're so cute! I'm going to be sad when I eat them.

3 Responses to “A tale of two scallions”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Scallions.... They're green onions right? I never thought of planting them when I buy them from the grocery store. Is it something that you can plant, cut down the greens, wait for them to grow again, and cut the greens again?

    Sounds very intruiging. Container gardening is something I've been pondering over for quite some time... but never quite gotten around to. Big Grin

  2. fern Says:

    That reminds me...i should buy some paperwhites! To bloom in time for Xmas.

  3. amberfocus Says:

    Broken Arrow: Okay, I just looked this up... I thought there was no difference, but apparently there is! Scallions and green onions are often used interchangeably, but "true" scallions don't have bulbs. So there's your random trivia for the day. Smile
    According to a friend of mine, scallions that are fresh, still have a bit of root left, and have not been refrigerated can be planted with quite a high success rate (like, 70%). And you can cut and recut the greens, just like you said. How snazzy is that?!

    BTW, my baby trooper is now 7.3 cm! But I think the other one is dead. Oh well.

    I think I'm going to do basil and cilantro next. *paints thumb green*

    fern: Looks like a lovely flower. My stepmother keeps a lot of plants, and it really makes the house feel fresh and homey.

    But being more of a practical gal, I think I'm only going to plant stuff that I can EAT. Smile What I would do for an avocado tree...

    best,
    ~mimi

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