The Q&A Archives: Growing Straight Scallions

Question: I am growing green onions. How do I stake them so they will grow straight? S. McD. Atlanta, GA

Answer: If scallions are getting what they need, then they should not fall over. They grow best in a rich, humusy soil that is well drained but retains adequate moisture. Once they reach a certain stage in maturity, it's natural for onions to lean over andlose their green color as the bulb gets set for its long winter nap. If you live in a windy location and want to stake them, place stakes at each end and within the row as needed, and run a piece of twine on either side of the row to support the tops.

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