onion seeds

Chris and Kim Blanchard realfood at RSFarm.com
Sat Jul 8 22:07:40 EDT 2000

Onions are normally biennials, meaning that they grow a storage structure (the bulb) their
first year, then overwinter and go to seed the second year.  If you save seeds from onions
that are going to seed in their first year, you will be selecting for early bolting; this
would be a bad thing.  It would be worth the price to buy new seeds rather than
haphazardly saving your own.

Chris Blanchard

Marie Kamphefner wrote:

> I notice that some of the onions in my garden are going to seed.  I think I
> would like to save some of the seed and try to grow it next year.  I need
> information on how to harvest the seed and how to care for it until winter.
> Tomorrow is our first farmer's market day - I'm so excited!
> Marie in Missouri

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Chris and Kim Blanchard
3765 Highlandville Road
Spring Grove, MN  55974*
realfood at RSFarm.com

*even though our mail comes through Minnesota, we're really in Northeast Iowa.

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