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Post  Chopper on 8/19/2010, 8:38 pm

I have had onions from sets growing since March. Slow buggers. They did not seem to be bulbing and I had resigned myself to failure, but let them stay since the green part hadn't actually died and fallen over and I didn't need the square.

Lo and behold, I noticed one had fallen so I pulled it out expecting nothing. I got AN ONION. Actual supermarket sized yellow onion! Ok, small supermarket sized, but fully bulbed onion nonetheless. Oh me of little faith. Now I am excited. I have 2 red onions that have survived so far and about 6 more yellow onions so I am excited about getting an actual harvest from them.

Last night my grandson, who is all of 6 told me he *has* to start his garden. I thought maybe it was a school project. Nope. It is simply time. LOL. So as I harvest bed #1 for a September planting, I will leave a few squares for him. He is in the process of making his decision as we speak. UPDATE: He gets 3 squares and he has chosen carrots, broccoli and dill and cilantro LOL. I think we are OK with the cilantro, we shall see if the dill will grow or not.


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Post  Old Hippie on 8/19/2010, 9:03 pm

Chopper! you have an onion!! How awesome. Mine are all rather small too. They were last year too but nevertheless, I got enough last year to last almost until Christmas.

I am going to try to find some to plant this fall and also will use bonemeal when I plant them. Perhaps next year I will get a better return.

Congrats on your grandson starting his own garden. That is so exciting. It is wonderful to see the kids get excited about growing stuff.

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