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Anyone good with onions?

I've sussed out how to get and store the seeds, its the same as wild garlic basically.. but what about the plant? It's looking greener than ever! If I leave it in the soil, will it do anything, or do they usually die after releasing seeds?

I'm so excited right now, I could explode myself! haha image

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,278

    It doesnt look like its out in flower yet.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 112

    The ball opened two days ago. It's a matter of weeks now, that will fly by!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,278

    You need to wait til you get a lovely ball of flowers, then let them dry, then harvest, free seeds for next year, yay!!

     

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 112

    What about the plant itself though Lyn, will it die, or is it worth keeping it? I have tunnel it can go in over winter

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,278

    No Mel, the onion will have ' blown ' as they say. You wont be able to eat it and it wont keep, when a plant of any type flowers and sets seeds, it conciders its job over. But it will live on in its sedds for next year.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,935

    I have a couple of leeks that are going to flower. The bees love them. They are in the middle of the broad bean patch, but  so what.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 112

    Thanks Lyn x

    All my leeks failed on me this year fidget, or maybe I failed them really eek!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,278

    Me too probably Mel I havent had time to get them in the ground yet, still in little pots.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Mel McbrideMel Mcbride Posts: 112

    I've ran out of space now too. Unless I get the shovel out again image

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