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Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 8, 2009
7:25 AM

Post #6236804

Sally,
I love this plant, well, Gita's pretty special, too, and this is a great article.

OK, the pregnant onion is on my must have list...which is now only about 12 pages long...single spaced...sigh...

Thank you for such a fun article about a plant that I really never knew. So glad Gita introduced you to it.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2009
8:38 AM

Post #6236850

I have one, also given to me by someone on DG. When it made a baby, I gave the baby to my teen-age daughter, as a reminder of how easily one can get pregnant with no help from other onions! (She killed it.) Mine is healthy and happy and child-free. Sharon, you get the next baby!
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 8, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6237490

Sally,

I also received my first PG onion in a trade and over the years share them as often as my gardening friends will take them.

Mine are planted on the south edge of my house and are somewhat protected from my very cold zone 8b. The top leaves will die back in a hard freeze, but since the ground does not freeze, they come back in the warm weather.

Love your article!

Molly

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6240718

Thanks all for reading and responding!
Sharran- if writing didn't come so easy you'd be able to resign yourself to not realizing your must-haves
carrie- nice ideas, giving one to teenage and to Sharran
Molly- thanks for giving us that hardiness report.

Happy onioning
Sally
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2009
4:09 AM

Post #6240803

Sally,
You do know, don't you, that everything I write about and everything everybody else writes about, well, they all end up on my list.

Only exemptions are palmbob's palms, and JJ's trees. And I would have them if I could.
You all are such enablers.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #6241820

I think a lot of Geoff's palms make houseplants - if you have tall ceilings!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6242038

Carrie...You are just as enabling...

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6242131

Hey . . . I don't write about specific plants, not that often at least. QAL is all I can think of. I enabled you about when to plant the plants that everyone else had persuaded you to buy!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6242134

You mean drinking cocoa? I was merely concerned for your health!
duchessdreams
Reno, NV

March 9, 2009
9:07 PM

Post #6243867

I haven't seen or thought about one of these wonderful plants in years! We had them all over the house when I was growing up. Hmm, I wonder what happend to them.
pandora125
Symsonia, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2009
8:01 AM

Post #6246015

mom gave me a pregnant onion a few years back and now my planter runneth over lol! Sharran if you want a start, i have plenty!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2009
3:42 PM

Post #6247082

Oh Pandora...whohooooo, and only a few minutes away!!!

What on earth were you doing up at 3 a.m. though the moon sure was pretty last night.

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Petalpants
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2009
5:38 PM

Post #6247562

I just love to hear enthusiastic gardeners chatting away like a "Sparrow party" in a mesquite tree, esp. when one discovers a new plant! I know the feeling...and, by the way, I too have pregnant onions, which I discovered at a Botanical Plant Show & Sale. I started out with one, and now have a long planter on the porch with them, a few in the backyard, and one in my kitchen window. They definitely do fine here in S.TX., and are a very unique plant--- at least to us plant-lovers!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2009
5:54 PM

Post #6247626

"Sparrow party", I love that!
pandora125
Symsonia, KY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #6251408

what was i doing up at 3AM? why reading Daves Garden of course! lol! yes i could meet you in Draffenville, thats about half way, let me know if you want some babies:)
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6251447

Now that's a plan!
Will do, thanks.
rfmason
Spartanburg, SC

March 12, 2009
9:36 PM

Post #6257737

I bought a pregnant onion from a church sale many-many years ago. Everyone who sees it wants one. I have given many babies to new homes. They are very easy to grow.

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