Edible bulb, *Allium cepa*

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Does garlic being green automatically mean it will sprout?

I purchased some elephant garlic from Walmart after it was beginning to break apart on its own, the center was a spongy consistency, but there hasn't been a shoot from any of the bulbs after a week. ...
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How do I transplant walking onion?

I got some walking onion from someone at the community garden, and was wondering if I should take anything into consideration when planting them. There was a little bit of damage to them, and one stem ...
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What's the difference between potato onions and bulbing bunching onions?

It appears to me that both potato onions and bunching onions are perennial onions that multiply at the roots. Most bunching onions probably don't bulb, and are grown for green onions, but some of them ...
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How many walking onions will a walking onion produce in a season?

I'm thinking about putting some walking onions in the garden, and was wondering how fast they will populate the garden.
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What's the environmentally safe way to get rid of worms that eat the vegetable plants?

We have broccoli, kale and onion in one of our vegetable beds. Some tiny worms are eating the leaves of both broccoli and kale. My question is, what are some of the environmentally safe ways to ...
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What is the value of powdered onion as a fertilizer or soil amendment?

Hypothetically speaking, if I have a whole bunch of onions that I powdered, what value might that powder have as a fertilizer or soil amendment for plants like tomatoes, peppers and cucurbits (just ...
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Plant Identification: Allium Species

I'd like to ask what plants these are from the left to the right (scientific name would be better)? I bought the left one 2 years ago, and the seller said that it was Welsh onion. However, when I ...
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How do I propagate onions from an onion bulb?

I am trying to grow an onion plant from an onion bulb after learning vegetative propagation. I do in this way: Phase 1: Put the onion on a piece of wet tissue, wait for it to grow a shoot with a ...
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How can I keep birds away from seed onions?

I've just planted onions in garden and I've found little birds trying to steal the small onions today. How can I keep birds from stealing the onions?
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What can I do to grow larger green onions?

I am growing green onions from cuttings but have been dissatisfied with the outcome. My green onions are scrawny. Even when I've added some compost from decayed leaf cuttings, the green onions haven't ...
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Is it possible to grow bulb onions in a container garden?

I have a rather large balcony and love onions. Is it possible to grow bulb onions in a container? What would the minimum dimensions of a container have to be to grow them? Could they be co-planted ...
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What is the ideal onion spacing/layout?

I purchased some onions to plant in a small planter on my apartment balcony. The planter also contains some lettuces/greens, parsley, basil, and sage. The onions came in a little box as nursery plants ...
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Should I lift my onion crop?

Looks like my onion crop is done (end of August). The green part has died right back and I've got just the bulb sat a little way into the soil. I don't have a good rodent-proof cool dry dark outdoor ...
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How and for how long can home-grown onions be stored?

How should I prepare home-grown white or yellow onions for long-term storage? This answer says the ideal conditions for storing onion sets for re-planting and storing mature onions is the same, but ...
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Should I replant same year onion sets?

In the early Spring, I planted a bunch of these seeds. I just threw them out there and they grew very close together. I picked them last night after most of the bulbs were exposed I was just going ...
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Should I knock over the tops of onions when they get to a certain height?

I was told two years ago that it is a good idea to knock over the top of an onion plant to encourage it to grow bigger in the middle. That worked good two years ago, but it didn't work at all last ...
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Onion seeds v. onion sets

You see onion seeds for sale but the literature, TV and advice from fellow gardeners always talks about onion sets and it feels as if sets is all anyone ever bothers with. So who are the seeds for? ...
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Why does one of my onion varieties (Red Baron) invariably bolt?

I plant onion sets every spring and, with the exception of Red Baron, they all flourish. The Red Baron variety invariably bolt in early summer, although they are planted and fed in exactly the same ...