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Scallion growing at home

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May 27, 2013
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Burnaby

Scallion growing at home

Hey fellas!

Green hand here trying to grow scallions at home. My scallions have been growing in water (in a tofu box lol) and I think it's ready to be moved into a pot.

Then I realized, I have no fking clue what kind of soil or pot I need! Do I just buy a pot and dig up some dirt on a moonless night? All the soil I see are BIG BAGs. Way too thicc for my liking.

Any recommendations on stores where I can find pot with soil prefilled to the amount I need for a couple of scallions? Canadian Tire ain't the best. I heard Home Depot is good, but want to get folks opinions here.

Location: Vancouver/Richmond

Thanks ya'll!
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Newbie
Jul 13, 2008
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Toronto
Normally you would have to buy empty pots and fill it up with soil. You could probably buy a small bag of dirt something like this from Home depot.
Deal Addict
Apr 26, 2003
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GTA
We grow them in a planter box in the backyard with any regular potting soil. They grow so fast we can't eat them all and we love eating them.
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Feb 11, 2009
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Vancouver, BC
If you want to grow them without soil, you can try to do it as hydroponics. But you will need hydroponics fertizier. And it will likely cost more than a simple bag of soil.

I just started to grow microgreens at home. Been fun so far.
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Feb 11, 2009
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Vancouver, BC
exrcoupe wrote: We grow them in a planter box in the backyard with any regular potting soil. They grow so fast we can't eat them all and we love eating them.
Mine are still doing good. Though I only have a small bunch left since they were over-shaded and crowded by the pepper plants around them in the summer. I hope they grow and spread in the winter since the plot is mostly empty with other summer veggies clear out.
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Feb 7, 2017
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One stop shopping …
Cdn Tire or a Big Box Store like Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Rona

You can check store locations online
As well as what stock they have …
Start a dummy order for pick up

You are looking for Potting Soil
Ideally one made specifically for Veggies & Flowers
Like the one that @MarlowT linked to
Our favourite brand is ProMix
But Miracle-Gro is pretty good too

I wouldn’t hesitate using either brand
Miracle-Gro tends to be easier to find in smaller bags
While ProMix has many more products for special applications … House Plants, African Violets, Cacti & Succulents etc

TIPS…
Get a pot at least 3 inches deep
One with drainage holes, and a saucer
Before you put dirt in the pot … place a cut up coffee filter in the bottom to cover the drainage holes
This will still allow the water to flow thru freely … but will minimize soil being washed out of the pot
Fill the pot with some soil
Poke holes for the scallions you wish to transplant
Plant them … and water
Then put in a Sunny window
And watch them grow
Smiling Face With Sunglasses

PS … leftover soil ?
Seal up the bag and either toss it in your garage
Or outdoors … say you live in in apt … it’ll be fine on your balcony
If you are going to get into indoor gardening … or houseplants
Then instead put the sealed soil bag (or its contents) into an appropriately sized Rubbermaid container with a snap lock lid
This is what we do … as we garden year round … indoors & out
So I always want some soil on hand to transplant plants or move seedlings from my AeroGarden to pots come late Winter / Spring as I get ready to move outdoors for Spring / Summer gardening
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Oct 14, 2012
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Woodstock
Smaller bags of indoor potting soil are often available at dollar stores, grocery stores, Walmart, etc. Might be less common now with covid; I haven't looked recently.

I just searched the Walmart website for "potting soil for indoor plants" and chose the grocery shopping search, it found small 9L and 5L bags for under $5. You might want to check for the store nearest you in case it's out of stock.
[OP]
Newbie
May 27, 2013
38 posts
328 upvotes
Burnaby
Thanks everyone!! Very good tips :)

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