|Plant In||Sun/Shade||Planting Depth||Space Seeds||Days to Germination||Days to Harvest|
|Mar.-June Aug.-Sept.||Full Sun||1/4 in.||1 in.||10 - 20 days||60 - 65|
EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS
Plant seeds throughout cool spring weather and again in mid to late summer for fall harvests. Sow seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun, spacing 1 in. apart in rows 8-10 in. apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Plant 1/4 in. deep and firm soil well over seeds. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination. Thin young seedlings to 2 in. apart, and enjoy the tender thinnings in spring salads.
These baby salad onions take up little garden space, so tuck a row around beds of lettuce, spinach, or radishes. Make several plantings a month apart to have a constant supply for spring and summer meals. Prepare soil well with lots of aged manure or compost before planting. Keep evenly moist and weed carefully when plants are young. Mulch well to conserve soil moisture.
HARVEST AND USE
To get the most out of your crop, use tender, mild-flavored early thinnings in salads. Continue thinning out seedlings gradually so plants stand and inch or 2 apart. Harvest as needed when the stems are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter. Crunchy, full-flavored Italian baby salad onions are especially delicious in any green or potato salad, or in any recipe that calls for scallions or mild tasting onions.
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