Scallion(Green Onion) are easy to grow, they will bring a delicious, mild onion flavour into your kitchen in just 8-10 weeks. Native to Asia, scallions are very versatile and can be used in many dishes, for flavour or as a garnish. Scallion is also commonly referred to as green onion, salad onion, and spring onions. In this article, we will share how to grow scallion, the nutrients and the health benefits that can be gained from adding this vegetable to your diet.
How To Grow Scallion
Sow directly outdoors from March to September, sow every 2-3 weeks if you want a constant supply. Grow scallion in trenches, or in raised garden beds in full sun. Sow around 1cm deep, 2.5cm apart in well-drained soil rich in organic material such as compost or manure.
Water when the soil starts to dry out, especially in dry spells. Fertilisers are not really needed as long as you are growing in compost or manure. Scallions are ready to harvest when they are around 15cm tall.
Nutrients In Scallion
Scallion contains many beneficial nutrients including vitamins A, C, K, and B-9, and small amounts of E, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, and B-12. Minerals- magnesium, phosphorus, copper, sodium, zinc, iron, calcium, and selenium. In addition, scallion offers many health benefits such as help blood clotting, aid in weight loss, and boost immunity. They also enhance heart health, improve bone health, and may also block cancer growth.
Scallion is easy to add to your diet, chop them up and add them to your favourite soups, egg dishes. Scallion goes well with many dishes, such as seafood, pasta, rice, turkey, chicken, potatoes, eggs, pork, lamb, beef, soups, stews, salads, and steamed vegetables, etc.