Saturday, April 18, 2009
We brought three or four of these onions over from our old house. They are walking onions! This means that they form bulbs on the ends of their green shoots, then as the bulbs get heavier they bend over, and then plant the new onion plants nearby. We planted the original group along a water line, and the colony has been increasing in both directions along the line. Usually we just use them for green onions, but recently we have been thinning the beds and roasting the onions whole in olive oil and herbs.
They are getting ready to start walking again! This top photo shows their new starts, and the bottom shows how much of a patch we have gotten from those first few onions!