Walking Onions

Do Walking Onions really walk?  I don’t know, but I do know that they propagate from babies ~ known as bulblets ~ and not seeds. I began growing them 3 years ago from 5 teeny weeny bulblets and now have a patch which some neighbors find quite “different”.

Little bulblets at the end of an onion leaf.

Little bulblets at the end of an onion leaf.

A bulblet growing from a bulblet.

A bulblet growing from a bulblet.

They are sometimes called Egyptian Walking Onions and Tree Onions ~ excellent in stir-fry dishes and not as pungent as shallots.

I leave the parent plants to grow and re-grow; replanting 30% of harvested bulblets in hope that 1 day I will have hundreds of parent plants among vegetables to deter and confuse pests with their odor.

Harvested bulblets

Harvested bulblets

These little ones, harvested today, will go into my vegetarian pasta dish as garnish/topping together with grated cheese.

 

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3 responses to “Walking Onions

  1. Nice u have those onions. I have been looking for onions that propagate by itself. Where did u find that ?

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