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Spring onions left in the ground too long

I've finally lifted 6 or so red spring onions which I left in the veg trug and have subsequently gotten as large as a regular onion. I'm presuming they are still edible and could be used as a cooking onion?? I'm not a great fan myself so can someone confirm they will work as a cooking onion?


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,845

    Absolutely.  I've just harvested mine today and plan to dry them out and then cook them in the usual way.   They're the best onions to use for curries, or baked whole but almost quartered with a knob of butter and fresh thyme pushed in the centre or red onion tarte tatin or in roast Mediterranean veggies.

    Mine started as spring onions but got too big while we were away on hols so I left them to grow and they've turned out better than the crop I got form sets planted in spring and which then suffered from a long, cold, wet spell and then a hot, dry summer.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,249

    Abolutely indeed. As usual .I agree totally with obelixx's advice.

  • Fantastic...appreciate your responses folks. I'm learning so much!

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