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Can I plant bulb onions?

Posted by summer_fashion z5 IN (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 12, 11 at 12:47

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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RE: Can I plant bulb onions?

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


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