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Post  TejasTerry on 3/27/2013, 3:53 pm

I went to a seed swap last Summer, and this guy gave me 3 or 4 small green onion bulbs. He called them wild onion, and said to just stick them in the ground and they would grow.

I put them in one of my SFG beds in September of last year, and they have been growing like crazy. We've been eating a few here and there.

I'm posting pics below. My question is, is there a way to preserve them? I have so many that are just staying in the ground. Every time we eat some of them, I cut the roots off, put them back in the ground, and away they go...perpetual onions! I read that if you dehydrate them, it's just like cutting onions and will burn your eyes. I have a really nice Excalibur dehydrator that I use for everything else. Any ideas ?
Also, those little blooming ends, should I be cutting those off ?







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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/27/2013, 4:00 pm

Wow, so that's what wild onions will do in MM, ey? Mine don't get that big, but they are planted in the earth under a forsythia bush back in the corner of my yard. I may have to just transplant some to the SFG.

You could chop them up, lay them out on an sheet pan and freeze them. Put them in a baggie once frozen. Personally, I skip the sheet pan part and just bag em and freeze em.

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Post  Coelli on 3/27/2013, 4:29 pm

Can you put the dehydrator outside while it's working? Smile
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Post  HillbillyBob on 3/27/2013, 4:54 pm

@Coelli wrote:Can you put the dehydrator outside while it's working? Smile
Yes but besure to block the wind if needed Laughing
them Onions sure smell when your drying them don't they tongue bounce have you saved any seed from these blooms?? that the best way to keep Bunnies Laughing out of the cabbage patch just plant a few onions with the cabbage
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Post  TejasTerry on 3/27/2013, 5:15 pm

@Coelli wrote:Can you put the dehydrator outside while it's working? Smile

Now why didn't I think of that? What a great idea. Looks like we'll have dehydrated onions after all ! thanks

I haven't saved any of the seed from the blooms. I really haven't had a problem with bunnies. flower
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Post  HillbillyBob on 3/27/2013, 5:18 pm

well they got my first 3 cabbage plants before my onions came up,but I haven't seen any sign of them since then. save some seeds if you can,I might try to trade you out of a few for next season Laughing Rolling Eyes Laughing
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Post  Pollinator on 3/27/2013, 6:12 pm

I dehydrate quite a few onions in the winter. I put the dehydrator out in the greenhouse, because the odor will drive you out of the house.
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Post  TejasTerry on 3/27/2013, 6:23 pm

@HillbillyBob wrote:well they got my first 3 cabbage plants before my onions came up,but I haven't seen any sign of them since then. save some seeds if you can,I might try to trade you out of a few for next season Laughing Rolling Eyes Laughing

Bob: Sounds like a neighborly thing to do, oh wait, you're in East Texas. Thats a long way from me rofl
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Post  HillbillyBob on 3/27/2013, 7:48 pm

@Pollinator wrote:I dehydrate quite a few onions in the winter. I put the dehydrator out in the greenhouse, because the odor will drive you out of the house.
that can be very true Razz What a Face No
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Post  HillbillyBob on 3/27/2013, 7:50 pm

@TejasTerry wrote:
@HillbillyBob wrote:well they got my first 3 cabbage plants before my onions came up,but I haven't seen any sign of them since then. save some seeds if you can,I might try to trade you out of a few for next season Laughing Rolling Eyes Laughing

Bob: Sounds like a neighborly thing to do, oh wait, you're in East Texas. Thats a long way from me rofl
almost west L.A. bounce :drunken:
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Post  TejasTerry on 3/27/2013, 8:14 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Wow, so that's what wild onions will do in MM, ey? Mine don't get that big, but they are planted in the earth under a forsythia bush back in the corner of my yard. I may have to just transplant some to the SFG.

You could chop them up, lay them out on an sheet pan and freeze them. Put them in a baggie once frozen. Personally, I skip the sheet pan part and just bag em and freeze em.

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I will try freezing them too. Yeah they love the MM. I had to dig really deep to get them out of the bed....and the dirt smelled so good and "oniony"...
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/27/2013, 9:17 pm

I don't pull my wild onions out...I just cut them at ground level and they always come back. Same with chives.

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Post  TejasTerry on 3/27/2013, 9:33 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I don't pull my wild onions out...I just cut them at ground level and they always come back. Same with chives.

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I harvested some that way too. I just felt like digging down today, and seeing what came up. I'm cutting the tip and replanting.
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