Sprouting Onions-Can I plant them?
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    Default Sprouting Onions-Can I plant them?

    I have 4 onions that I let sprout and they look really good. My question is can I plant them whole like that in the soil? I researched on-line, but everything about planting onions was starting it from seed. Has anybody planted this way? And if so, what can I expect from them? And one more thing, can I plant them in pots, and would it be one per pot?

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    Onions are classed as a biennial plant, so your sprouting onion, if planted, would probably produce a flower that might produce seeds you could then plant, but it's not going to produce another onion. Also, you don't have to worry about it getting any bigger, so a small pot for each onion or a bigger pot with all the onions would be fine either way, as long as they have an inch or two of dirt between them.

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    You could but when mine do that I just cut the sprouts off and use them like you would green onions.

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    On those same lines, when you cut off the root end of green onions, you can stick those in the ground and grow another green onion. The ultimate waste not, want not....

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    Thanks for the info ladies. Ya know, I did think that the sprouts looked alot like green onions, because 2 of them are really tall. Also, I was really happy to hear how easy it is to plant green onions too That I know I'll be trying for sure! As for the onions, I think I'll plant 2 of them and see if I get seeds. The other 2, I'll be making scallion dip with

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    I have many times planted green onions that I get free from a produce stand. They do actually grow into larger onions. I have also planted onions that are sprouting. Growing onions from seed actually is hard, I always grow them from little bulbs, tiny plants, or green onions.

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