There are a few different types of onions that can be planted alongside with your green onions. Alliums, bulbs, and seed pod plants are a few options and there are a few pros and cons to each of those choices. Onions can be grown most successfully alongside other fresh green vegetables such as lettuce, beets, and carrots. In this article I will discuss planting of onions alongside other vegetables. The purpose of this article is to give tips for growing vegetables that are easy to grow in an apartment setting.
Alliums are a type of onion that comes in a bulb form. These bulbs and seeds can be planted directly into the garden. You do not have to have a trellis system for these bulbs because they easily stick up on their own. However, you should not plant them so close together that they become compacted together. As an alternative to planting alliums along the stalk of the green onion they can be planted sparsely in a planter along the border.
Bulbs, also known as dill, are another type of green onion used to grow in the garden. Because of their small size, bulbs are best planted in groups of three or four. Because they grow quickly you can plant them ahead of the green onions to bring them up to the height you desire. If you are growing a large number of bulbs for use in your cooking you can group them by size and groupings of six bulbs or more will look more natural in your garden. Plant them according to their growth habit.
Cucumber is another great choice for green onion plants. It grows in a variety of colors and has a tart taste. You can group your cucumbers by the sort of green onion you are growing and then plant them accordingly. Cucumbers should be planted from early spring to late summer. You do not have to bear the heat at night because they prefer a cool dark place.
Parsley is a herb with a mild flavor and is an excellent choice for your green onion plants. This herb takes very little attention and thrives with only moderate amounts of sunlight. You will find that planting this plant with a big bulb of green onion will be a brilliant way to brighten up the area. You may have to move the parsley around occasionally so make sure you keep the dirt off of it when you plant it. The beauty of this plant is that it can go anywhere you want it to and you can take it down if it gets too much sun or rain.
Another choice for green onion companion plants is sweet pea. These are also excellent for growing on your own and they can be transferred from one container to another as well as between different types of containers. The plants come with a beautiful bluish-green foliage and they can be planted up high in pots or containers. Sweet pea loves a lot of sunlight and they can survive even in a dry windy garden.
If you are going to grow mint you need to be sure that it is in a container that has plenty of drainage. A lot of people do not want to have to move their mint around and you do not want to do that either. Mint goes well with other types of plants and you can plant them in pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and any other place that will allow them to be well cared for. You can even get a little frost-resistant plant for a mint lover.
Other green onion companion plants that you may want to consider are basil, dill, cherries, grape hyacinths, onions, sweet pea, rocket, sweet cress and more. They all add a beautiful touch to your garden and each of them can tolerate some drought conditions. You will also find that they all love a good amount of fertilizer and you should provide this as well. With the wonderful assortment of plants that you can choose from, you should not have any problems finding something for your garden that will be right for your taste and lifestyle.