Onions, scallions?

mass_burner Posted By mass_burner, May 23, 2015 at 12:23 PM

  1. mass_burner

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    Can anyone I'd these? They grow wild in our garden, not to say someone didn't plant them at some time in the past. They smell like what call green onions, or what they call scallions in the store.

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    try google for Egyptian walking onions , or running onions
     
  3. peakbagger

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    We call them scallions. The young greens are about the first thing out of the garden in the spring, the bulbs fry up nice with just about anything.
     
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    Call them wild onions here.
    As a weed they are nasty to get rid of.
    I've got tons of 'em where a strawberry garden used to be.

    If you dig one up rather than pull it out you'll see tons of seed "onion" just under that bulb connected to it for a tiny bit of nourishment.
    Pull one out and a dozen sprout to take its place .

    Generally if it smells like an onion or garlic it is edible.
     
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    The best way to get rid of them is dig them out along with some of the dirt too. As someone else mentioned there are more bulbs down there. I've also had luck spraying of them with the ortho weed and crabgrass killer. They take a while to die though. Might not want to do that if they are in the garden though.
     
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    Snip them up and put them on baked potatoes, salads, omelets, etc..
     
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    The greens had a slight grassy taste to them, maybe they were over/under ripe. I'll try the bulbs tonight.
     
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    Those things are great! Love them on eggs. Cut off the top third or so of the green and toss it, chop the rest up and fry in some butter with mushrooms, then make an omelet or scrambled out of it.
     
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    They remind me of ramps without the bad breath
     
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    Scallions, use them all the time to add color/garnish a dish. Once mature, you can grill them up rather nice as well
     
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    I tried the bulbs and they're delicious, even raw.
     
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    Allium vineale
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_vineale


    often called wild onion, wild garlic, wild scallion, crow garlic, field garlic


    just another non-indigeineous invasive species brought from Europe


    iirc, wild onion has a white flower and flat(ish) leaves , wild garlic has a purplish flower and round tube for a leaf

    they taste and smell like onion to me so I call them wild onions
    garlic is a sub-species of the onion family so whatever you call them they are what they are
     
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    i planted some tanish scallion bulbs about 2 months ago, they're about 12-18" tall now. how do i know when they are ready to harvest?
     
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    When the tops start to brown and fall over. If they try to flower, clip the flowers off.
     
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    Thanks, ill watch for that. Also, I bought a few butterfly bushes in the bargain bin at Lowe's. It says on the instructions to cut to ground in fall. Really?

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    On the scallions - I erred. I had garlic on my mind as I needed to harvest ours. (mission accomplished) Scallions are harvested green, before the onion bulb develops. Don't wait for them to yellow. You can start harvesting them young, usually after a couple months. Just harvest as many as you need for the week and let the others continue for the next week's harvest. In general the younger scallions will be milder than the later ones.
    We have several of them on the property. They love our climate. If they are not cut back these bushes can get huge. Our largest gets a big haircut about every 5 years. Before cutting it is approximately 20' x 20' and 12' high. I put in a different colored one 3 yrs ago. It's already around 10 x 10 x10 now.
     
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    i have the same here. someone called it chive. when i moved here in 2001 they were growing on the front lawn. every time i cut the lawn i would smell onion. so after all this time it started in the spring but can't find any now. a few years ago i moved 2 over to a garden and now there is about 9 i have not cut any but they flowered and i can see seeds in the flower.
     
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