The Ultimate Guide to Storing Fresh Green Onions from Your Garden

Green onions, also known as scallions or spring onions, are a versatile vegetable that can be used in many dishes. If you have a garden and grow your own green onions, it’s important to know how to store them properly so they stay fresh for longer. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about storing green onions from the garden.

Pick the Right Time to Harvest

The first step in storing green onions is picking the right time to harvest them. To ensure that your green onions last longer, it’s best to wait until they’re fully grown before harvesting them. Green onion bulbs should be at least one inch in diameter before being pulled out of the ground.

Tip:

Do not pull up all of your harvest at once; instead, take advantage of what grows each day and use as needed.

Cleaning Your Green Onions

Before storing your green onions from the garden, you’ll want to make sure they are clean and free of any dirt or debris. Start by trimming off any wilted leaves or roots with a sharp knife or scissors. Next rinse under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.

Tip:

Clean your green onion immediately after harvesing

The Best Way to Store Green Onions From Garden

There are several ways you can store Green Onions from Garden:

1) Refrigerate: Wrap them loosely in damp paper towels then place into ziplock bags labeled with date harvested (up-to two weeks). Change damp towel every few days.

2) Use Glass Jar: Fill the jar with a little water, covering the roots and leaving the tops to exposed. Then cover it with pot or plastic lid (up-to one week).

Preserving Your Green Onions

If you find that you have more green onions than you can use before they go bad, consider preserving them for future use.

Here are some ways:

Freezing:

Chop your green onions into small pieces and blanch for about 30 seconds; drained allowing them to cool completely then layer on a tray in freezer bag labelled with date harvested(up-to six months).

Drying:

Hang clean onion upside down by tying stems together until dry (up-to 30 days). Crumble dried leaves and store in air-tight container.

Conclusion

Storing fresh green onions from garden doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does require a bit of care and attention. By following these simple tips on when to harvest, cleaning properly, storing wisely and preserving excess green onion, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh and delicious green onions for longer periods. Happy harvesting!

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