Vegetables and Fruit forum: what to do w my onions now?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 28, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Do I dig out the old bulbs and replant the new ones that formed on the tops?
Or do I leave the original ones?


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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jun 28, 2017 2:23 PM CST
Egyptian onions/walking onions? I just dug out my bed which I do every 3 years. Got badly infested with Carolina moonvine. I reset the best of the plants than supplement with the bulblets.
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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jun 28, 2017 8:59 PM CST
ok so some of mine are at least the size of golf balls, those are ok to leave? And then I can plant some of the little ones too? The tops have gotten large and kind of hard, will that die off and have softer new growth later in the year/next year?

Yours look great!
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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farmerdill
Jun 29, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Once the bulbils form and harden the seed stalk will die back. These are perennials so the mother bulb goes dormant for a little while then cranks up again. Some of them will divide. When you dig them up, you do need to divide the clusters. I only use them for late winter-early spring onions, But if want fall green onions, the bulbils will be better. The older bulbs get very strong during the summer. Most attractive feature of these things, is that you can plant them and ignore them for long periods of time. Very carefree.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jun 29, 2017 1:21 PM CST
Thank You!

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