Sprouting onion happened.....

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  1. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    Green onions in the grocery right now are $2.00 a bundle. Quite high.

    I went to the art room to retrieve a string of onions and found this sprouting. After a little reading, I cut it down as directed and soaked it in water. The originating onion was a hyrbid, and it is DECEMBER :), so I'm not expecting a garden onion.

    But I am hoping, maybe, for a pot in the window for green onions for the winter.

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    Has anyone else tried this and had success?

    Apparently once it grown roots in the water, I can pot it.
     
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  3. Zigs

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    I usually replant any soft or small bulbing onions and grow them on for spring onions. Yours are nearly at the eating stage now, wouldn't hurt to grow them on a bit longer but they will try to put a flower spike up soon (being a biennial) Once they do that they're not so nice to eat :)
     
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    That sounds like a great idea. I have not done that, but green onions in winter would be delicious.
     
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    These are some that I replanted last winter, harvested in May this year :)

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    I promise you, they are a lovely bonus :)
     
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    That's brilliant!
     
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    Ta Daniel :)

    This years lot aren't so good looking yet :D These are all the small onions that Chef didn't want :D

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    Zigs lookin good…
     
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    I'm getting shoots on the roots now, and am hoping to plant them in pots in the window soon. I'm not hoping for a bulb, but one never knows :) I'm hoping to take the shoots as they come, leaving the littles to come up , and enjoy green onions. If I have an end result that can go in the garden, that would be lovely. But having greens would be especially welcome over winter.
     
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    Thank you for showing that Zigs. That is quite amazing. They look so healthy and lush.
     
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    What a great idea! I'll try that with any sprouting onions i encounter. But tell me, why can't you put them before the roots start? They will rot?
     
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    We're not quite sure what you mean Cayuga? You can replant little onions with no problem, and they will only rot if totally waterlogged.
    Sometimes the plant will get to the stage where it will go to seed, and then it's best used as soon as you can.
     
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    To add to what Tetters said, if you put a bulbing onion on the soil, it'll either grow roots or get pulled up by a blackbird or badger :D

    Onion white rot fungus comes when onion family are grown in the same soil year after year. It totally destroys the crop and you can't grow any onion family there for at least 7 years :eek:

    Very important to rotate your crops, easiest rotation is :

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    Onion/garlic/leeks

    Brassicas

    Roots

    There's stuff that doesn't fit into that like Sweet Corn & Tomatoes but it's good not to grow them in the same ground year after year either :)
     
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    This is what I was confused about. You have to wait for roots to appear before potting up?
     
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    I think there is a couple of different concepts going on here CM. One is the garden, and one is an onion in the pantry that sprouts and you want to know if you can grow it, during frozen ground and winter.

    I'm not growing my sprouted onion to get a new onion. No garden involved. ( I so wish and I am so jealous, love seeing this!)

    I'm going to get the little guys to spout, plant them in a pot in the window, and harvest the greens. If I lived in a warmer climate, I would plant it in the ground and hope for the best.

    Zigs and Tetters do a wonderful job of planting in the ground. That absolutely is not an option for me, so I'm going for the pot in the window for the greens.

    All green is good!!

    I'll attach a link to how I treated the sprouted onion. I'm getting roots now, in a glass of water, and hoping to pot into dirt within a week or so.

    It's pretty exciting!! My world is frozen and under snow. I suspect yours is frozen if your BD cake froze on your hike hahahah I didn't expect a sprouted onion on the string, but there it is!

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