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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: Bulb: 3-5 inches wide. Top growth: 2 - 6 inches wide
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Other: Day Neutral, more versatile, not a narrow harvest time
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Roots
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Fermented
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature: 50-80
Days to germinate: 4-12 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: 10-12"

A Critical Step For Storage: Proper Drying

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Location: My GardensDate: September 3, 2017A Critical Step For Storage: Proper Drying
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Location: My GardensDate: August 8, 2015Various Sizes Medium & Large
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Date: July 30, 2013Almost Mature Bulb
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Date: July 30, 2013Mature Bulb @15 oz.
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Location: My GardensDate: August 9, 2011Harvested Bulbs Drying In Crate
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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2011Good Solid Bulbs
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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2011Bulbs Are Large: Makes Nice Slices.
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Courtesy Harris Seeds
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