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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!
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May 28, 2020 9:56 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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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.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 30, 2020 11:07 AM CST

Thanks, Sally! Were the onions ok too?
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May 30, 2020 12:10 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
Let's all play ukulele
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
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.
Plant it and they will come.
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