Growing Spring onions, also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion

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24 Aug 13 ChrisW (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
My spring onions have got seed pods - is it possible to grow new plants from these? And how should I harvest the seeds? The plants originated from off cuts from bunches I bought in the supermarket.
26 Aug 13 Jo (Australia - temperate climate)
Let the flower heads fully open, then when the tiny black seeds are just visible, cut off the whole flower head and pop it in a paper bag, leave it open in a dry place until the flower head dries. Then when dry, you can lightly crush up the flower head and collect the seeds in the bag.
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