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shop bought spring onions

hi,fellow gardeners,you know the spring onions you get from the shops can you plant them 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,167

    no.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • iceice Posts: 327
    I've successfully replanted a used one. Bought and used from supermarket but left a cm above root. Left in water for a few days and it resprouted. Its now in the garden looking more spring onion like
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,348

    But a spring onion is a spring onion - what do you think it will grow into image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,933

    Spring onions are so easy to grow from seed and thus give a choice of colour and strength of flavour that I don't see the point of trying to grow the shop bought ones.   I am going to try some red spring onions this year as a short term crop between other, slower crops while tehre's space and then in troughs or window boxes.

    I've found this blog which is full of useful info on growing spring onions - http://themicrogardener.com/guide-to-growing-spring-onions/

     

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • i mean as onion sets

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    No, wrong plantimage

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,933

    I should imagine proper onion sets form a garden shop or stall are cheaper per item than spring onions sold in grocers and supermarkets and they are primed to grow whereas spring onions have been harvested, had their roots and tops trimmed, been sorted, packed and chilled and bunched.   All traumatic stuff they will have difficulty overcoming.  

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Thank you for that link, obelixx! I'm going to try spring onions for the first time this year, so lots of good info there to help me along.image

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