my little garden - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington, Ne
Question by thorsgirl23
May 19, 2010
I pulled an onion out of my garden. The green part is really big and I thought that maybe it would be ready. It did not look that much bigger than from when I planted them and the onion part was all mushy. Is there a problem, or do I just need to wait longer. Also with white onions? You do eat the onion part and not the green part? right?

Answer from NGA
May 19, 2010


Onions take several months to grow and they will be ready to harvest when the tops die down later this summer. At that time you can dig the bulbs out of the ground. Green onions (also called scallions) can be harvested at any size. You can eat both the white and the green parts of the onions. Both have that mild onion flavor. Good luck with your onions.

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