Re: [gardeners] Chives

Allen and Judy Merten (
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 09:27:15 -0600

Hi Penny,
    We leave our onions in the garden all winter. Plant onion seeds in
October, bunching onions year round, bulbing onions from November to Jan.
If we plant bulbing onions in late spring they will bolt in the warm
weather before they reach maturity.
    I have bunching onions and 1015's to plant as soon as the cold virus
goes away. I want to try Candy onions this year. I read that they will
store longer than 1015's.
    Hope Jim gets to feeling better soon, and that you don't come down with
it too.
    I have done the same thing as Jim as far as eating while I have the
cold. I have started recovering quicker than Judy, and did not get as sick.
I mean Judy was really sick. This is her 5th day, my 3rd. I am feeling
better already. She hasn't eaten much the whole time she has been sick. I
have been doing the nurturing and nursing since Judy was the sickest.
    My great-grandmother believed "feed a cold, starve a fever".
    Hope you all have a Merry Christmas.
Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.

penny x stamm wrote:

> .
> You are right,  Allen -- that bad cold is like getting hit by a bus,
> all right..  Today is Day 6 for Jimmie, and really the worst. I
> don't se how I can escape it, just in time for Christmas. Jim
> decided that he should eat up a storm in order to recover
> quickly, and I am jumping thru hoops to provide enough..
> but winter has arrived officially, because he requested a
> hot toddy (boiling water, Myers's rum, sugar and butter) and
> says it stops the cough -- ....
> Question:  do you ever leave any of the onions in the ground over
> the winter?  BTW, the assortment on my kitchen counter are
> probably growing so marvelously because they get watered every
> 2nd day with very dilute 10-60-17, or something like that. The 100
> annual flower seedlings under grow lights are getting too tall and
> lush for their protected home, and they also get that dilute formula
> fertilzer. Many of them are full sized plants already!  I should try it
> in
> Jimmie's vegetable garden next summer....
> Penny, NY
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