Onions and garlic can be pretty exciting in March
I'm growing these cool perennial onions called Egyptian walking onions. You're supposed to put them in a bed where they can spread and then just let them do their thing.
I keep changing my mind about where I want them.
In this pic, the onions are in the bed closest to where I was standing, and the other green oniony looking tops in the far bed are actually garlic. I thought I dug up most of the onions last fall when I was harvesting after deciding to move my onion bed.
I also thought I dug up all of the garlic last July when I was harvesting it.
Obviously, I missed a few of both. Oh well, it gives me something fairly big and green in the garden already, and it's only the first week of March!
I pulled one of the onions the other day just to see how big it was and what the texture was like. When I harvested the rest of the bed last September (so I could plant spinach in this bed last November), the onions were getting a little soft.
I'm happy to say this little onion was nice and firm. As you can see, they're not big onions, slightly bigger than a green onion. The flavor is more like a hot onion, however. This time of year, you can harvest them for the green onion top or the below-ground bulb or both. They have great flavor, but are definitely one of the tear-causing onions.
Because walking onions set tops which you can use to grow more onions, I deliberately set aside some of the biggest top bulbs and used them to get this bed started. It's too hot and shady in the summer for growing anything else, and I figured the onions would be fine.