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Offline richard76093

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Multiplying Onions
« on: April 03, 2016, 05:41:29 PM »
My grandparents raised them year after year .
Can't seem to find them . They multiply and you keep some to replant and you always have them
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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 11:54:56 AM »
i found some info below.  looks like the more common name is potato onions.  i found some on southern seed, but looks like they ship in fall.  they sell by the oz. and look kinda pricey though.  they did have some on ebay, but all of them were from canada, so you might want to check by shipper on their shipping guidelines.

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 09:41:31 AM »
Try Jobes Garden got some last year

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 05:54:30 PM »
How did you like the ones from jobes

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 06:34:53 PM »
Buy some from your local store and plant them.  If you want some really good ones, contact someone from south Louisiana and get the variety that LSU produced.  I can send you some bulbs later when mine are finished bolting.

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 07:50:47 PM »
Davidx357
That would be great
wished I knew where to get the ones you are referring too in Louisianna
I wouldnt mind buying some

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 07:27:18 AM »
The ones that I got from Jobes did great would get more if I ever need to.

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 02:31:32 PM »
Richard

Contact me in about a month a and I will have bulbs.

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 09:55:08 AM »
Rodney
Pulled some I got from Jobes
Very strong not pleased with those
Guess I have to start over to find the good ones

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2016, 04:39:29 PM »
http://www.southernexposure.com/perennial-onion-sampler-p-152.html

You might try these, I got some a few years ago but a pig rooted all that bed up before they were old enough to pull up. They were all doing well prior to the pig.
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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2016, 11:21:15 PM »
I've grown these for 9 years now.  They are great.  Last year I lost my seed onions to mice and rodents in the shop.  Curtis gave me some of his and now they are back.  I planted only 64 last fall and I am harvesting over 400 this spring. After I harvest I will wait one week and replant some.  I will get another crop in October.  I used to just plant once a year in October, but now I can get two crops a year.   
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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2016, 07:53:27 AM »
Richard yes the Jobes onions are strong if you cut them young they are not to bad. I think that onions found local would be the best bet . Got some from Farmers Mercantile in Orange they where mild but did not reproduce as good.   

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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2016, 06:36:27 PM »
Next year I will have plenty Shallots that we grow here in south La,

I gave a bunch to Nuba bear this year he will have some too ~!~!
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Re: Multiplying Onions
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2016, 10:26:59 PM »
Richard ,
  They are coming nest week.