I KNOW he said this before, but sometimes, ideas just tumble around in my head and not "germinate " until something triggers it.jal_ut wrote:I also plant a few large onions each year and let them bloom and go to seed, just for the seed. No use buying what you can grow.
Last night, I was cutting up an organic yellow onion that came in a net bag. Someone had ripped the bag open, and I was thinking "what a waste the bag is ruined", then realized since both crimped metal holders were intact, it was in a perfect shape for a melon sling . I cut off the tag to look over later, started to cut up the onion,and then it hit me!
-- Might I not plant this onion and expect it to flower and seed? --
I grabbed the tag and to my delight, it was "distributed" from Washington state -- which hopefully means it's a long day onion.