He Shi Ko Long White
Similar to scallions but with a stronger, slightly hot flavor, he-shi-ko is ideal for stir-frying. If left to flower, the flowerheads are sweet and tasty. Grows well in containers.
Plant seeds in a well-drained location anytime from early spring to mid-summer. Before planting enrich the soil with Lilly Miller Morcrop Vegetable Food and rotted manure. Sow seeds, firm soil gently over the row and keep moist. GROWING Keep soil well-watered. Control weeds with shallow hoeing. HARVESTING Begin pulling up when bulbs reach pencil-thickness. Ho-shi-ko is not harmed by light frost.
This member of the onion family is a lovely addition to the kitchen garden and it's super easy to grow. Until a few years ago I had always considered growing onions from seed a folly. I grew my onions from sets sold in a bundle or as little bulbs. When I saw the bumper crop a friend was able to produce from seeds I was stunned. Needless to say I jumped on the bandwagon and now grow many varieties from seeds sown in early spring.