Worth's 2019/2020 Onion Chronicles.

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Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:00 pm

I have two kinds of perennial green onions in my garden. Hardy Evergreen blooms early spring, as soon as they can straggle it up there, they're in flower. Once they're done (if you leave em for flowers and seeds) they will produce shoots for eating. The other one, I got in a swap as "Perennial Green Onion" and they produce shoots for eating in the spring, then flower in July, and afterwards divide in the fall.
You can never have too many green onions! Bees love the flowers, and I like having the seeds too. :)
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Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:26 am

Got my four tomato plants planted with the onions.
Did it during a drizzle.
They look fantastic and one has blooms on it.
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:59 pm

Since my tomato plants are growing with the onions in a container I looked today and I have baby sun golds.'
Real live bouncing baby sun golds, both plants. :D :D
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:09 pm

Congratulations, you lucky duck! I have 2 sungold seedlings that sprouted yesterday.
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:07 am

Pulled the garlic glad I did.
Also a blooming onion.
From the store bought green onions.
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:15 am

@worth1 Are you planning to dry your garlic or use it fresh?
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Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:24 am

I haven't made my mind uo yet.
It was just an experiment.
The hot weather we had here awhile back did a number on it.
I might clean it all and pickle it.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:13 pm

Store bought green onions gone to seed.
What is weird is they didn't die back they are making new, 'yes new growth from the side of the older bulbs in this heat.
They are dividing.
I have no idea what these things are, they are like a perpetual green onion top factory winter and summer.
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Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:15 pm

The store bought green onions seeds were just knocked off into two more containers.
No real care was taken and didn't really care one way or another, just knocked the seeds from the flower head.
These seeds are now sprouting.
In late July.
This tells me it is about time to sprout more seeds outside for some reason.
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Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:09 pm

I usually plant five hundred to six hundred onions seedlings in my garden. Last year, I switched from Texas 1015 sweet onions to Texas Legend, sweet onions. I used to plant them in Janurary, but after a couple of yeara; I figured out that if the seedlings are exposed to two freezes before spring, they think they have been through two winters and they bolt with the flower heads after only a few months of their first year. I don't like onions after bolting because they can't be stored. I usually pull them and toss them in the compost pile. They are pretty good to cook with if you don't expect them to sit long before you cook.

This year, I had a lot of onions approaching softball size. I had plans to pull the largest and start making some single slice sandwiches like blt's and hamburgers. I was in the garden and looked over to the onion bed. Something didn't look right so I moved over to inspect the bed and found several large holes previously occupied by large onions. I went to my house and told my wife someone had stolen my onions. After a few hours I remembered I had given my SIL pick and give away rights to my garden. I called and asked him if he picked all the large onions. When he confirmed that he had, I asked if possibly he had one left I could have back for my dream sandwiches. I was to late, all my beautiful onions had been given away. His employees and their neighbors in the neighborhood think my daughter and SIL are the worlds best gardeners. They start getting requests for tomatoes and peppers before the last snow has melted in late winter.
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Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:36 am

Donnyboy wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:09 pm
Something didn't look right so I moved over to inspect the bed and found several large holes previously occupied by large onions. I went to my house and told my wife someone had stolen my onions. After a few hours I remembered I had given my SIL pick and give away rights to my garden. I called and asked him if he picked all the large onions. When he confirmed that he had, I asked if possibly he had one left I could have back for my dream sandwiches. I was to late, all my beautiful onions had been given away. His employees and their neighbors in the neighborhood think my daughter and SIL are the worlds best gardeners. They start getting requests for tomatoes and peppers before the last snow has melted in late winter.
Uggh, sorry to hear that. My wife sometimes has given away my produce. She understands now that it’s not hers to give away.
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Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:47 am

Hmmm I thought it wierd that my DIL is so adamant she will not pick anything (which takes it just a bit beyond the assertion she will never grow anything). But maybe I should count my blessings. :lol:
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Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:01 pm

My pleasure in gardening is mostly (but not all) in the growing and some in the eating. I really appreciate people who take and give away most of what I grow. I carry bags of tomatoes all over town delivering to people who will use them. I hate to see food wasted. My SIL takes bags and bags of tomatoes and peppers to people they know. It saves me from the effort of harvesting and insures it will be used. I have now put some restrictions on my onions meaning I get first choice in the future.

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