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Post  Scorpio Rising on Tue 21 Jun 2016 - 15:20

@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 Sat 27 Aug 2016 - 11:43

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

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Post  Judy McConnell on Sun 28 Aug 2016 - 6:01

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 Sun 28 Aug 2016 - 11:11

Thanks!

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Post  trolleydriver on Sun 28 Aug 2016 - 12:33

This is what my multiplier onions look like.


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Post  sanderson on Sun 4 Sep 2016 - 0:25

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=https://servimg.com/view/18260475/1763][/url]

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Post  Judy McConnell on Mon 5 Sep 2016 - 5:56

Yes!!

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Post  sanderson on Wed 14 Sep 2016 - 18:09

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 even one!)

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Post  Scorpio Rising on Wed 14 Sep 2016 - 18:14

I would take more.  Mine didn't hatch....idk

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Post  sanderson on Wed 14 Sep 2016 - 18:23

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 Wed 14 Sep 2016 - 18:38

Haha!   Mine did nothing!

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Post  Judy McConnell on Thu 15 Sep 2016 - 9:53

Any idea why the bulbels did nothing??  Do you want to try again???

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Post  CapeCoddess on Thu 15 Sep 2016 - 12:02

@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 even 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 Thu 15 Sep 2016 - 14:02

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 Thu 15 Sep 2016 - 16:57

@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 Thu 15 Sep 2016 - 16:58

And I watered mine!  They were with my Annex!  Melons and paste tomatoes.

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Post  Judy McConnell on Fri 16 Sep 2016 - 13:18

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 Fri 16 Sep 2016 - 16:17

I just did!  Thanks, Judy!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on Fri 16 Sep 2016 - 16:26

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 Fri 16 Sep 2016 - 18:13

Yes, both roots and/or bulblets should work!!

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Post  sanderson on Fri 16 Sep 2016 - 19:27

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

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