Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Home Grown Spring Onion


I'm in the progress to achieve my dream to have a little spice garden at home. I have very little knowledge and experience in gardening. First, I started to grow mint and parsley back in August this year. The Parsley didn't last long. Within a week, the plant was dried up. On the other hand, the mint plant grows pretty well. I'm neither a green thumb or black thumb. 50-50, I would say? So far, a few batches of home grown mint leaves were harvested to make mint leave omelet, assam laksa and mint leaves soup. 

About a week ago, I planted a few shallots into a pot. Now, each shallot blossoms into spring onion. It is so easy to plant it at home and it shoots pretty fast. Furthermore, it requires no special care, except sun light and water to survive. Spring onion doesn't last long in fridge. So, it is a good idea to grow on your own and harvest it anytime you need it.Soon, I'll utilise this fresh home grown spring onion in my culinary, either raw or cooked.

28 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

Nice spring onions you got there:)

Actually spring onions can be kept for more than a week.
Usually, I clean them right after I buy them. Snip them into long lengths (just long enough to fit into those "tapau" plastic boxes that is not really airtight). And I leave a bit of roots for the bulbs. This way, my spring onions keep for more than a week. Sometimes, if I got them really fresh, they last 2 weeks in my fridge.

Priya said...

Nothing will beat home grown spring onions..

Swee San said...

Like lemongrass, they're very easy to grow and maintain. Have u tried coriander?

Anncoo said...

Always love your beautiful pictures. I also plant spring onion at home but I think yours looks better.

Mei Teng said...

Lovely spring onions. It's great to be able to grow one's own veggies.

ICook4Fun said...

I love putting spring onions in my cooking that is why I plant it too. This way I can snip a bit of it anytime I want.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I always envy people who get to grow their own herbs and vege... Have been wanting to plant some basil but I doubt they will survive...:(

choi yen said...

home grown spring onion are smaller than what we get from market, i grew them b4 too :)

Joanne said...

I've always wanted my own herb garden! green onions are such a great one to grow since I always seem to need them and yet never seem to use up a whole bag before they go bad.

Medifast Coupons said...

What a good idea, wouldn't have to have a huge garden, can do just a few, they would come up pretty quick, thanks for the idea.

OohLookBel said...

Excellent idea to grow spring onion in a pot. I hate buying a big bunch of the stuff and have it go off in the fridge.

Little Inbox said...

wendy, I see. Normally I just rinse and dry it. Then I keep it in a plastic bag. This way, it doesn't last longer than a week.

Priya, haha, it is so easy to grow own spring onion at home. That's why I can grow it successfully.

Swee San, but unlike lemon grass, spring onion just take up very little space. Coriander? No, I haven't try. I don't really like coriander and basil. But, still I can learn how to grow these 2. Can be used decorate my home cooked dishes. :)

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, thanks. The photos are all taken by hubby. I'm an idiot in photography. The spring onion looks so fragile and thin. Hehe...

Mei Teng, I only know how to grow mint leave and spring onion, so far. :)

ICook4Fun, me too. I love mint leaves and spring onion, but I just don't like the smell of basil leaves and coriander. Does it sounds weird?

Little Inbox said...

Shirley, you just need a few pots and you can start the project.

Choi Yen, may be I should use onion rather than shallot? Then I will get big fat spring onion? Hehe...

Joanne and OohLookBel, same here. I used to waste the left over spring onion.

tigerfish said...

How I wish I have a little herb and spice garden! But I have no space and no green fingers :(

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

thumbs up for the new hobby/ dream - now not just masak but bercucuk-tanam..hehe

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Ya, ya! I wanna start a mini garden full of edibles too!!! I've said this many a time and yet -- I've not started anything!! Shame on me!

Maybe I'll start with scallions first, lemongrass too!

Mary said...

You do seem to have a green thumb despite your protestations :-). I like the idea of growing my own onions. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

New Kid on the Blog said...

i would need to learn this from you after I've settle down. things are on the high side now, we gotta plant our own food. :(

A box of kitchen said...

Hello!
Wow, home grown food! Excellent!
I just got back from the store only to find that spring onion wasn`t available today. Then I came across your beautiful spring onions and I`m so jealous!

MaryMoh said...

Well done! I never have luck with planting anything....no green fingers! My look is enough to kill...LOL

Jen (Tastes of Home) said...

I still think you've got a green thumb hehe..I'm TOTALLY hopeless at gardening...love your homegrown green onions :) they look soo fresh!

lena said...

hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Me, like wendy also cut them into long lengths to fit into my container but i dont clean them..i only clean them when i want to use them..but you r right, since you have home grown ones. you dont have to worry about this.

daphne said...

the colours are so vibrant! just think having veges from your own garden. wonderful!

Little Inbox said...

tigerfish, I have not much space too, so I just plant in pots.

MRC, hoho...LOL. I have just very little plants at home.

Pei-Lin, let's join the group to plant our own veggies. Yay yay!

Little Inbox said...

Hi Mary, you too have a nice day!

New Kid, ok. Let's start to learn together. :)

A box of kitchen, hey, no need to jealous. You just need a pot, soil, some shallots and you have start the project. Sound easy, right?

Little Inbox said...

MaryMoh, I killed some too...so bad.

Jen, I just manage to take care of these easy growing plants. Some of them died. :(

lena, welcome here. Instead of keep it in a container, I keep it in plastic bag. And, it doesn't last longer than a week.

daphne, do you have a garden at your back yard? A lot of residents in Perth grow their own spice and veggies.

~*zOee*~ said...

Looking really good! I wish to have a mini garden too T.T

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