An experiment

rain1950(W. WA z8)January 8, 2006

Heard a conversation regarding using store bought green onions for planting. I decided to see how little onion was needed for growth. Over the holidays while trimming greens for dinner; I took 1/4" section, with roots and potted it.

This week noted a green 1/2" sprout. Guess it doesn't take much!

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paquebot(Z-4b WI)

As long as there are at least a few portions of a root or two, and the central growth whorl is still intact, they will grow.

Martin

    Bookmark   January 8, 2006 at 7:13PM
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negi(8b)

I have been cutting leek bottoms and replanting them. So far the best results have been if It still had 2.5" on the bottom. I bury them with the cut part even with the dirt. I often get a new leek as big as the first in a month and a half.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2006 at 5:49PM
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agardenstateof_mind

Wow ... so when I make my potato-leek soup for St. Patrick's day dinner ...

So glad I read this - thank you!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2006 at 9:52PM
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