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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/21/2016, 6:20 pm

@llama momma wrote:Once I heard how hardy they were I took the Egyptian onions out of the sfg box and put them in the lawn near the sfg boxes.  They took off even after my husband ran over it all with the riding mower.  Twice.  Hardy is an understatement with these plants!

Good, they are in my fairly inhospitable "South Annex", south facing on a brick wall. Along with my 4 containers. I did remove the sod and amend with some leftover potting soil that was displaced from planting my big container with succulents out front. Hope they like it!

I love onions.
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Post  sanderson on 8/27/2016, 2:43 pm

For clarification, are potato, walking, multiplier and Egyptian onions the same thing?

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Post  Judy McConnell on 8/28/2016, 9:01 am

The following is from: 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnqst7-9YfWFovhqjARtcZZVJC0TPzKsow_5mdAwnyA/edit?hl=en_US
The above is a long booklet about potato onions, etc.


"Potato Onion is simply the common name for one type of multiplier onion. Another type of multiplier onion is the shallot. Potato Onions and shallots both multiply by root division and are classified as Allium Cepa Aggregatum. Egyptian Walking onions, (sometimes called tree onions), are also sometimes defined as multiplier onions, but are classified as Allium Cepa Proliferum. The walking type onions also multiply by root division, but differ from the Aggregatum group by forming bulbils instead of true flowers and seeds."
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Post  sanderson on 8/28/2016, 2:11 pm

Thanks!

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Post  trolleydriver on 8/28/2016, 3:33 pm

This is what my multiplier onions look like.

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Post  sanderson on 9/4/2016, 3:25 am

Question.  I planted the root clusters and the top bulbil clusters.  Can I gently lift and separate these root clusters?  What about the top cluster now that they are sprouting?  Two photos of 2 root clusters.  


[This is a top cluster sprouting a couple weeks ago. url=http://www.servimg.com/view/18260475/1763][/url]

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Post  Judy McConnell on 9/5/2016, 8:56 am

Yes!!
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Post  sanderson on 9/14/2016, 9:09 pm

I separated the walking onions pictured above and replanted 2/square.  They can stay here forever if they work out.  South side of the house, no protection from summer heat.  These are the okra boxes (of which I have never even eaten one!)


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/14/2016, 9:14 pm

I would take more.  Mine didn't hatch....idk
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Post  sanderson on 9/14/2016, 9:23 pm

thinking Do you know why? According to our famous member, Josh, they are a miracle plant growing wise. http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t13755-friday-rookie-topic-egyptian-walking-onions?highlight=walking

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/14/2016, 9:38 pm

Haha!   Mine did nothing!
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Post  Judy McConnell on 9/15/2016, 12:53 pm

Any idea why the bulbels did nothing??  Do you want to try again???
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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/15/2016, 3:02 pm

@sanderson wrote:I separated the walking onions pictured above and replanted 2/square.  They can stay here forever if they work out.  South side of the house, no protection from summer heat.  These are the okra boxes (of which I have never even eaten one!)

OMG, you're watering them. Shocked They'll be jumping over the sides, growing out of the rocks and climbing up the walls.
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I don't water mine growing in sand and they still multiply...albeit sloooooowly.
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Post  sanderson on 9/15/2016, 5:02 pm

Razz  And I fed them!  Added HM compost, bone, blood, kelp and crab meals and Double Doody.

I should add that these will be my only onions this year.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/15/2016, 7:57 pm

@Judy McConnell wrote:Any idea why the bulbels did nothing??  Do you want to try again???
No idea.  I even covered the spot with potting soil.....not one made it.  I would love another try.  When should that happen, Judy?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/15/2016, 7:58 pm

And I watered mine!  They were with my Annex!  Melons and paste tomatoes.
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Post  Judy McConnell on 9/16/2016, 4:18 pm

Any time before heavy frost, I would think.

Please PM me with your address and we'll try again.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/16/2016, 7:17 pm

I just did!  Thanks, Judy!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/16/2016, 7:26 pm

So you plant the root obviously, but also cut the little bulblets off and plant those too?
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Post  Judy McConnell on 9/16/2016, 9:13 pm

Yes, both roots and/or bulblets should work!!
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Post  sanderson on 9/16/2016, 10:27 pm

I planted the bulblets intact, upside down like it had fallen over.

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Post  jacobking101 on 1/15/2017, 5:04 pm

Do those taste any differently than regular onions?
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Post  RoOsTeR on 1/16/2017, 7:43 am

@jacobking101 wrote:Do those taste any differently than regular onions?

In my opinion, not really. Mine do seem fairly strong (make my eyes water like mad), but flavor wise, they taste like an onion to me. Ours get, or seem to be best just over golf ball size, so that's when we pick them.
I also don't really care much for raw onion. It's not the taste, but more of how they foul up my breath and how I can taste in my mouth for what seems like days.
I typically use mine whole in lots of different dishes, love them on the grill.
I never really planted the ones that were given to me. I just tossed them in a bed and there they were! Now I've got an entire box of walking onions....make sure you plant them where you want them. They will grow and keep growing!

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Post  ralitaco on 1/17/2017, 8:23 pm

These are amazing!
I may need to try these in the ground...if they really do grow in poor sandy soil I may actually have some luck beyond SFG.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/17/2017, 9:21 pm

@Judy McConnell wrote:Yes, both roots and/or bulblets should work!!
Can I get more, Judy?  The spot they went in had a little construction thing going on....I lost them!  My basement sump pump re routing went right where my onions were planted.
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