can 'babies' stay in ground over winter ....?
In pulling the onions this fall I noticed a lot of tiny 'baby' onions in the ground. Can these be left in the ground over winter to start growing next Spring or will they rot? They are too tiny to do anything with yet but I hate to toss them away!
This is the first time trying to over winter onions & I have placed the ones I pulled in a net bag in the garage ... is this a correct storage method? Would the refrigerator be better? Should the roots & stems be cut off? I leave the Egyptian onions in the ground all the time ( they soon become a weed & I can't give them away!).
I planted what I thought were 'eatng' onions but they soon developed into these big white onions (sorry, I don't know much about onion varieties/names!) that are great for slicing & chopping for cooking but hubby likes the small scallion- type onions to eat with a meal so soon these I planted got too big. Sure has been handy though to just go to the garden when I needed an onion to slice for cooking!
Thanks for any ideas!