Vegetables and Fruit forum→Rotting onion starts

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Kasouthwick
May 28, 2020 9:09 PM CST
I recently received some onion starts that appeared dry so I stored them in a little water for a few days. When I went to plant the onions, they smelled rancid and the roots were rotting. I planted them anyway but am now concerned about the safety of these plants, as well as the safety of my garden. Has anyone had a similar experience? Are these vegetables safe? Any replies are appreciated. Thank You!
Name: Sally
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sallyg
May 28, 2020 9:56 PM CST
They won't hurt the rest of the garden.
My onion sets got smothered being planted under other plants, and we had plenty of rain, so many rotted.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

Kasouthwick
May 30, 2020 11:07 AM CST
Thanks, Sally! Were the onions ok too?
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
May 30, 2020 12:10 PM CST
No, the onions were not ok. Many have failed to grow, or rotted. These were the little dry bulbs you can buy in bags in early spring.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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