Growing your own spring onions (and eating them)

cooking spring onions

This started out as a gift from my better half. We have a huge garden with a magnificent total of two (2) spring onions! πŸ™‚

growing spring onions

It went from the picture above to:

planting spring onions


…in just 25 days. It grows about 1/2 an inch a day!

harvesting spring onions

One day, we decided to harvest and eat it. I’ve nurtured it with tender loving care, watering and letting it have some sun for quite a while and it seems that the spring onions have peaked due to the depth of and amount of soil.

spring onions omelet

Thus, I just fried two sunny side up eggs and threw in the chopped up spring onions.

I didn’t put any salt or pepper and it tasted great!

chopping spring onions

I’m sure part of it is due to the fact that we grew it ourselves.

Try it out yourself! Having a small garden we can harvest and eat is fun (and healthy) since you have full control and spring onions are perfect since it’s something that grows extremly fast and you can use it in a variety of dishes.

grow spring onions

I have seen monsters at the wet market (we managed to get to half the length of commercial spring onions) and a particularly long and huge one during dinner over the weekend.

It gave me a minor case of pen…I mean, *spring onion* envy. smirk

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18 thoughts on “Growing your own spring onions (and eating them)”

  1. That’s cool πŸ˜€

    You should try to grow your own pea shoots as well! I used to grow them on one of those aluminum trays on my balcony and make a fresh salad every two weeks!

    • Thanks Mela! πŸ™‚

      I will, it sounds like a fast growing (harvesting in a fortnight!) plant. That’s part of the appeal and pea shoots sounds great!

  2. What a brilliant idea to do this! I have been toying with the idea to grow pots of cabbages and lettuce after seeing some neighbours planting them beautifully! That could easily save me at least RM50 monthly on vegetables!

    • Yeah, it’s a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

      Always seems tastier when you eat the produce that you plant yourself.

      I don’t know about large scale production though…don’t have space right now but soon!

  3. Ya, they’re easy to grow. We do that sometimes…but it’s easily available to buy, RM1 for a whole bunch (used to be 10 sen when I was small) so more often than not, we do not bother.

    • Yeah, it’s very cheap here too! πŸ™‚

      It was fun to eat our own though, but space was limited, if we had more soil then it’ll have grown as tall as the commercially produced ones.

      Just tastes better knowing that it took so long to produce those two stalks!

  4. It’s good to see it growing day by day, dear. I ll go my mom house to get some onions..hehe. Next time, I ll put in a bigger pot with sufficient soil. Hugs…

    • Yup dear, that would be nice! πŸ™‚

      I was quite surprised to see that the shallots became so small and shrunken after sprouting the spring onions…it’s like it got squeezed out!

      We can do a big pot soon! Haha! <3

  5. HB, it great you are growing your own herbs. How about basil? Make pesto which great for fish and chicken dishes. Green onion pancakes sound nice too.

    • The other herbs in the garden is basil! πŸ™‚

      We have made a creamy broccoli pesto before, now the rest is for a traditional pesto!

      Complete with pine nuts!

    • Yeah, best part is that we grew it ourselves! πŸ™‚

      It’s always tastier to eat something like that. I think it’s psychological but also coz you know there’s no pesticides going into it.

    • Yeah, it took us nearly a month! πŸ™‚

      It was a lot of fun to see it grow every day though and you know that there’s no pesticides and it was grown with a lot of patience, love and care so it tastes better (psychologically).


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