what about volunteer onions?

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andreadon

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what about volunteer onions?
« on: November 17, 2018, 22:51 »
I've got a couple of rows of onions on my new plot.
they're definitely volunteers, because they're growing in little clumps of 6 ish.
What should do with them?

Ideas:
Eat them like shallots?
Split them and plant them like sets?
Just chuck them and churn the ground?

I pulled a couple up this evening and they're pretty solid. Most of them have  green shoots.

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Re: what about volunteer onions?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 11:20 »
I'd use them like shallots.  Then you can start again with known onions ..
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Re: what about volunteer onions?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 14:09 »
I'd use them like shallots.  Then you can start again with known onions ..
That's basically what Bob said today.
but he's told me to leave them in until "proper" harvest time in june.
It's not a problem - I've got plenty of other digging to do in.the meantime :

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Re: what about volunteer onions?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 22:19 »
Do you know when they were planted? If they should have been harvested in August they may well run to seed in the new year. I would probably pull them and eat what you can - using the greenery like spring onions



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