Dropped chopped onions&garlic into ground-expect anything?

tristateJune 25, 2009

My daughter and I are total newbies. I'm trying to do complimentary gardening (in the summer house in NY) and read that animals and pests hate onions and garlic and that we should generously plant both around our garden (with a few exceptions). So last weekend I cut up a couple of supermarket onions and garlic and we just dropped them into the ground. I figured that if they can sprout in my fridge, they can sprout anywhere. When I cut them up I was thinking that maybe the roots of the plants might need some of the original roots so I made sure the onions/garlic were cut in wedges. But other than that, I didn't create a raised bed, didn't prep with phospherous (per websites I've now read) and haven't been around the house to check on them for over a week.

Should we expect anything? It's an experiment that won't cost us more than a couple of pennies but still, it'd be nice to know if we could potentially eat them, however small or pungent they may be!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
theonebluegecko(9b)

I would not really expect them to grow, but if they do there is no reason why you could not eat them.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2009 at 3:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How Do You Grow Garlic in Container?
I just wonder how you'd grow garlic in container? I'd...
achang89
Newbie to garlic growing
I would like to try a variety of bulbs this fall. Anyone...
Sunnygran55
What garlics to start with
I grew some supermarket garlic this spring - it didn't...
JoppaRich
Hottest garlic?
This year I planted trials of nine new varieties of...
hortster
Yellow Onions Sprouted in my Kitchen
Hi. I have some big yellow onions that I bought at...
sistercrystal
Sponsored Products
54 x 34 Stone Shower Base Gray Genuine Granite - SPACIUM
Living'ROC
Modus City II 3 PIece Rake Bedroom Set in Pecan
Beyond Stores
Orange Juicer
$8.49 | zulily
Campania International Pelican Cast Stone Garden Statue - A-508-AL
$529.99 | Hayneedle
Thermocast Kitchen Wellington Drop-in Acrylic 25x22x9 4-Hole Single Bowl
Home Depot
DW 3528 Double Row LED Strip Light 240/m 15mm wide 5m Reel
EnvironmentalLights.com
ENERGY STAR Tulip Fluorescent Mini Pendant Chandelier
$79.91 | Lamps Plus
Area Rug: Chevalier Burgundy 5' 7" x 7' 10" Transitional
$79.97 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™