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Imagebitbit
May 2, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Mine are about a foot tall now, big enough that I've started taking greens off of them.

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Anyone else growing onions this year?
Imagesallyg
May 14, 2011 12:41 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I've tried sets and not had good luck. Now I know I should NOT plant them deep.
My neighbor the confessed nongardener, came by with some awesome onions and really showed me up LOL. She used Miracle Gro and watered well too.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
May 25, 2011 2:00 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The darned kitties keep digging my red onions up!! Grumbling
ImageRetSgt
May 27, 2011 8:12 AM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
I have two types planted this year white (planted from sets ) and bunching onions (these grow like a Garlic bulb but have sets like small pearl onions (very good) both are doing very well .. watering and adding MG to them they have really took off growing well.

Garlic went in two days ago and i have new lil shoots already . Hurray!

Sarge
Imagestormyla
May 27, 2011 8:18 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sounds good Sarge! I've never heard of those bunching onions.
ImageRetSgt
May 27, 2011 8:47 AM CST
Name: Sarge
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Stormy,

They are actually called Multiplier / Potato Onions they are a very Old Heirloom type of Onion . here is 3 sites for those that wish to learn more bout them and or grow them ... Caution you will fall in love with them Rolling on the floor laughing

Mine came from an Elder man here locally that actually got them from my grandfather when i was yet a small child and they had been grown for many years in this area since they have been in our family for many generations and I was most blessed to get some back ..in full circle so to speak .

https://www.gardenmedicinals.com/pages/onion.html

http://chiotsrun.com/2010/07/07/harvesting-potato-onions/

http://www.southernexposure.com/perennial-onions-multiplier-...

Sarge

Hurray! Thumbs up Angel
Imagestormyla
May 27, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Sarge, I will check them out. Thumbs up I like those little onions for making Coq au Vin and for Beef Bourginon.
ImageRetSgt
May 27, 2011 9:19 AM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
sounds good i think you will be very happy with them .

Sarge
Imagestormyla
May 27, 2011 10:21 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! I will not be happy with peeling them. I just love those Italian Cippolini onions., but hate peeling them.
ImageRetSgt
May 27, 2011 12:10 PM CST
Name: Sarge
Live Life You may not be here tomor
Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageMistirose
May 27, 2011 3:47 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
If I start green onions from the store will they produce more of them?
Imagebitbit
May 27, 2011 7:33 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Misti, I've done green onions from the store. They don't multiply, but they will keep growing new greens whenever you cut them back.

When you buy them, make sure they have some roots (tiny ones are OK, just not completely chopped off). Then cut off the bottom 1" or so of the white part, stick it in soil, and cook/eat the rest. So easy!
ImageMistirose
May 27, 2011 8:01 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
ahhh ok cool. I will have to get these seeds going I guess then, any tips?I use both the green and white parts
Imagestormyla
May 27, 2011 10:08 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Me too. The white have the best flavor.
Imagebitbit
May 28, 2011 7:14 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
If you pile dirt around them, they'll get white further up. Then you can pull them, use all but the bottom inch (you may be able to get away with less, but an inch is what I used) and repeat the process.
ImageMistirose
May 28, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
now that is interesting, I will have to give that a try. Thank you! Hurray!
Imagestormyla
May 28, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes it is! Thanks Bit! Thumbs up
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 4, 2012 2:42 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
I did not know that about planting them deep. Very interesting. I am growing some bunching onions from seed. I also have some yellow onions in containers and I have more bulbs to plant but do not have a place for them as of yet.

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ImageAudrey
Apr 4, 2012 3:12 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Are these "Pregnant ONions" the same ones that put out a 7 to 9 ft shoot that has blooms and baby onions on them? If they are, I always heard they were poison. I had a huge bucket of them, but let them freeze. I was afraid to eat them. These come from somewhere overseas, Egypt, Austrailia,? I'd love to have a multiplying onion that I could eat!
ImageCajuninKy
Apr 4, 2012 3:16 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
Eastern Ky
Truth should be everpresent.
There is an onion that people eat here called a walking onion. It makes multiple bulbs under the ground that can be seperated. I think it may even put off some runners but I am not sure about that. Everybody eats them. I do not know if they send up scapes and make seeds heads.
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