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maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

August 24, 2011
8:31 AM

Post #8774493

I've had walking or potato onions for 4 years and never paid much attention to them other than to give them away to friends and neighbors. Now they take up a huge part of garden I want for flowers.
I am harvesting the bulb in the ground and using for shallots. But my question is how can I keep/store all the babies that were on the tips? Is it too early to dry and store in the basement? In the refrigerator for awhile? I must have at least 200 "starts" and don't want to waste them or plant them again. I can't believe the price when you buy them online. Suggestions?
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

September 1, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8789208

thyme: I don't have your answer, but I would suggest you post this question in the bulb forum or vegetable forum.
My suggestion would be to treat them as bulbs and place them in a cool, dry place until they are ready to be planted. If you have access to sawdust, that would be good or perhaps some shredded paper or crumpled newspaper.

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