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Green Onions

Green onions can be grown from seed in a coffee can. Your child will love gardening!
By: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Green Onions

Green onions, or scallions, are easy to grow indoors from seed and are a nice addition to salads and other dishes.

  • Leakproof container, such as a large yogurt or cottage cheese tub or a small coffee can
  • Potting soil
  • Green onion seeds
  • Spray bottle full of water


  1. Have your child fill a container about two-thirds full of potting soil.
  2. Sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil and cover them lightly with more soil.
  3. Spray the surface of the soil with water until it's completely damp.
  4. Place the container in an artificially lit or partially sunny place.
  5. Spray the containers regularly to keep the soil damp but not wet.
  6. Seedlings will appear in two weeks. When the plants are about three inches tall, thin them so the remaining plants are about an inch apart.
  7. When the stems are as thick as a pencil, the onions are ready to be picked.

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