[gardeners] onion plants

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 02 Apr 1999 22:07:14 -0600

Hi Marguerite,
    The price you have paid at the grocery store is much more in line
with what I have been paying. One to one and a half cents apiece is the
going price
    I don't see how the cheaper onion plants could taste worse than the
expensive ones. They all came from the same variety of seed. You are
going to grow them in the same soil with exactly the same nutrients,
which I believe influences the taste along with climate and water.
    I usually plant between 400 to 500 onions. 900+ seems like a lot of
onions. I chop and freeze a lot of onions. They are suitable for
cooking. They do lose their appeal for "fresh" use after freezing. I
wouldn't add them to a salad.
    You are welcome for the help. That is part of the fun of belonging
to a list like this. Sometimes I can help and sometimes I get helped.
    Thanks to all who replied to the cilantro question.
Happy Gardening,
Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
Zone 8