Onions :

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by dogo, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. dogo

    dogo Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone got any multiplying onions for sell ? I would like to get a start. I think the name of some of them are Egyptians. So please PM me if you have them or know where I might be able to get some . Thanks........
     
  2. Paquebot

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    Now that the snow has melted to reveal what was going on in the Catawissa bed, looks like a few thousand topset bulbils are trying to root. That's after sending about 2 dozen to Finland this morning! Catawissas are Egyptians which usually produce a second tier of bulbils rather than just one.

    Anyone want some Catawissas, let me know. I can send 2 ounces in a bubble envelope for .63 postage and .15 for the envelope.

    Martin
     

  3. greenhart

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    Martin,
    Please reserve a few for me. I'll have postage out in tomorrow's mail. Thank you very much.
    Robert (aka greenhart)
     
  4. Rita

    Rita Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I too would be interested in the onion bulblets. Will mail postage tomorrow. Thanks, Rita
     
  5. jamie_here

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    My money will be in Saturday's mail, reserve some for me please
    Thanks,
    Jamie
     
  6. Paquebot

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    The 5 requests which went out today will hopefully find their new homes on Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. Those topset bulbils are alive and growing so we don't need to be stinking up a few post offices if some begin rotting! A few more are drying for those who got in their request too late for today's mailing.

    Several have asked how to plant them. To grow Catawissas for multiplying, plant like any other onion set except about 8" spacing. These are going to be big plants and won't appreciate crowding. After those plants have produced their topsets, their bulbs will also divide so don't cheat on that 8" unless you plan on re-working your bed every year. Plant those bulbils with just the tips showing. Many have roots started so try to spread them out like any other seedling. Those Cats are tough but are going to need all the help they can get after their weekend adventure!

    Next fall, when planting the bulbils for scallions, then you can plant them just over an inch apart since you'll be pulling the entire plant. There are several growers at our local farmers market who sell the smallest Egyptian topsets mainly for planting for scallions. Nice to see those old type of onions again being appreciated.

    Martin
     
  7. kitaye

    kitaye Well-Known Member

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    The local Canadian tire and the Walmart both have multiplier onions this year. Perhaps you have something similar nearby?
     
  8. greenhart

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    Martin,
    The Catawissa onions arrived today. Thank you
    Robert (aka greenhart)
     
  9. dogo

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    Mr. Martin, I sent you some postage to-day and I truly thank you . I hope to have the onions for some time, once started .
     
  10. Twogun

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    Martin,

    I received your package today, postage will be in tomorros mail.

    Thanks
     
  11. dcross

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    Got mine today! Thanks, they're in the ground!
     
  12. dogo

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    Mr. Martin, received the onions this morning, I am pampering them . Each one has its on cup of potting soil, later to be put in a permanent place . Thanks ........Dan.....aka ......dogo