Desperately Seeking (Egyptian) Shallots. Are they all gone?
It's me. I've been gone (for the past couple of years in fact)and unable to garden much. Parkinsons really bites. But I'm going back into the garden, even if it weeding in a *#(*&!! wheelchair. So THERE!
One plant I've very much want is the Egyptian Shallot. AKA "Walking Onion." We had a big patch here when we bought the house, and we were happy to give away the bulbets (bulbettes?) to anyone who asked. They thrived for years.
THEN my neighbor used an herbicide (on his side of the fence - he's not mean, just a little clueless), and it turned out to be one that sort of "travelled" through the soil (not sure how that works). The end result was the end of my onions - nothing left but mush and rot and very dead husks. And I haven't been able to find them since.
I know there are several things that they call "walking onion", but these are....hmmm....well, a picture's probably the best way to go:
I hope these links work:
I see these places call it "Egyptian Walking Onion". What's in a name? Great confusion, apparently.
Any ideas? They're perennial, a lovely shallot-like taste, super-hardy (except to harsh chemicals)....and nowhere to be found.
All help much appreciated. :)
Merricat / Bettina