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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 2, 2010 11:12 PM CST
I think it was nearly 2 years ago that Ray asked on another site if anyone wanted any green onions. He sent me 9 onions wrapped in a moist paper towel inside a ziploc bag. It was a week between the time he sent them and the time they arrived. I stuck them in the ground and in no time at all I was over run with green onions. I don't know if these are bunching or multipliers but I think of them as invaders! They are very good and extremely hardy. The only way to kill them is on purpose! Some of these will be available at the spring roundup this year.

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rayman6422
Feb 4, 2010 1:45 PM CST
LOL. Sorry Dan. I couldnt kill them in the compost pile so I thought maybe the best way to rid my yard of them would be to send them to Phoenix.

I found a new use for them. They really add a nice smell and taste to meatloaf. Along with a couple serrano peppers.
Name: Jill (no, really?)
Tucson, AZ
Tucsonjill
Feb 4, 2010 5:14 PM CST
At one point I also stuffed a bunch of them into the cavity of a chicken I was roasting, along with some celery and lemon.

That was the best roast chicken EVER!
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 4, 2010 10:43 PM CST
I actually really like these onions and use them in everything. I snip them when they are young, like in the picture, and use them like chives, put them in salads and garnish soups. Really a versatile onion!

I also have this old garden hose pot full of them too!

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Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Feb 4, 2010 10:47 PM CST
Rolling my eyes. I love green onions!!
Name: Jill (no, really?)
Tucson, AZ
Tucsonjill
Feb 4, 2010 10:51 PM CST
Ya want some, Jo? I've got lots, too, and they're busy multiplying!
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Feb 4, 2010 10:55 PM CST
Hope you don't mind if I provide the music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-7QSMyz5rg
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Jill (no, really?)
Tucson, AZ
Tucsonjill
Feb 4, 2010 10:58 PM CST
LOL!


(sorry, I'm not up with the wiggling emoticon bit...)
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Feb 5, 2010 8:46 AM CST
Thanks, Jill...but I don't have my beds ready for planting right now...Jo I'm all ears!

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rayman6422
Feb 5, 2010 9:36 AM CST
You dont need beds to plant these onions Jo.
I've got them scattered in my flower beds and any nock and cranny I can find.
They are pretty tough.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Feb 5, 2010 4:08 PM CST
Did I tell ya'll the story of my newest flower beds and how I aquired them? Well...since I'm on a roll, I'll tell you.

My son in law brought home 3 of these big rectangular concrete things...they fit together..underground...I asked him if I could have a couple....He said no, he was going to use them for something. They sat there 2 years.

One day I said to SIL...Ken, when you move 2 of those rectangular jhings over to my yard how are you going to move them...they are so heavy!!

"don't worry about that...I have a "clam shell"...some kind of machinery that moves heavy stuff....he FORGOT he told me I couldn't have them...so he MOVED them for me!!! LOL

Then I got DGS to fill them with dirt..now I have talked a neighbor into giving me some horse poop to put in them and I need to buy some peat moss to ammend (I learned that word on DG from you nice people) that clay soil...THEN I plant onions...sooon! Send me some...heck..why not...I do like them! Jo I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jill (no, really?)
Tucson, AZ
Tucsonjill
Feb 5, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Jo, these onions don't CARE about clay soil! Apparently they've been grown in these parts for ages--very well adapted to our peculiar climate.

I do love that story, though! :)
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
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bsavage
Feb 6, 2010 1:08 PM CST
Susie, I had no idea that the name of that song was "Green Onions". Love it!
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Feb 7, 2010 8:30 AM CST
Dan, do you have a bunch you can share? The one you gave me before didn't make it, they were in a container that I forgot about and never got water. Fried green onions they became. I'll trade you a seed potato!
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Feb 7, 2010 8:46 AM CST
You betcha..
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘...Holy Crap ...What a ride!'
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Feb 20, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Great onions Dan!
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Name: Bridgett
Sonoita, Arizona
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Sonoita
Mar 1, 2010 2:35 PM CST
Who knows about shallots? My neighbor just gave me 100+ "shallots" but they look like the green onions Dan is showing us. She said she never thinned them out so they didn't bulb up.
Tucsonjill - I'll share if you want. I can drop some off next time I am in Tucson drooling over MVG.
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Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 1, 2010 5:07 PM CST
OK...I'm about ready for my ONIONS!
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 1, 2010 5:48 PM CST
I will bring onions to the swap for anyone that wants some...LMK.
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘...Holy Crap ...What a ride!'
Name: Sue
Southeast Arizona
grmesue
Mar 1, 2010 8:33 PM CST
Could be shallots. Mine look like green onions bout now but they will bulb up later.

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