Can I plant bulb onions?

summer_fashion(z5 IN)March 12, 2011

Have a bulb onion that started growing green tops so I put it in some water. If I plant these three growing green tops in soil outside will it grow more bulb onions? Have never gardened before. If I plant these sprouting onions, will I just get green onions? I'm really trying for more bulb onions.

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Hi summer_fashion -

Are you speaking of actual onions that you purchase at the grocery store that are ready for eating?

If so - you typically cannot grow these. Sure, you might get some green onions out of them - but they won't get any larger. They are considered in their "second year" and onions put up a flower stalk in their second year and make seed.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Garden Blog

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:38AM
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