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Does this mean it’s spring already?

By Penny Stine

I planted walking onions two years ago and have been unsure about what and when to harvest. We used the greens when they were young, I’ve dug up a couple bulbs, but I know you’re supposed to leave some in the ground if you want them to walk again the following year.
So I left some in the ground. Look what happened:


I think my walking onions are confused. I think I should have also dug up more bulbs around this particular plant. 


A couple years ago, my mom gave me garlic seeds from a rogue garlic plant that was taking over Nebraska, which I liberally scattered in a couple places. I also planted garlic from bulbs last fall and have already harvested (and used) most of them.

Meanwhile, the plants that started from the seeds didn’t get very big and didn’t grow much of a bulb, so I ignored them and just let the greens die down. I think they started over:


Obviously, the garlic and onions think it’s spring. I hate to crush their dreams with the calendar, but it will be interesting to watch and see what these little plants do over the winter.

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