Onion question

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by SweetSarah, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. SweetSarah

    SweetSarah Well-Known Member

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    I am relativley new to this whole gardening thing and I have a question about onions. I have some store bought ones that have sprouted 4-5 inch long roots(?) from me keeping them too long without using them. Can I cut off that growth and plant them?
    Thanks
    Sarah
     
  2. ginsengsally

    ginsengsally Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Onions are biennials, meaning the first year, they produce a bulb, the second year (what you're seeing) they will produce seed. If you plant it, the bulb will shrivel as it puts energy into producing a seed stock. Sorry!