Re: [gardeners] Onions, was chives

Allen and Judy Merten (
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 13:18:07 -0600

Hi Margaret,
    Thanks for reminding me about the onion seeds viability. My Dad's
recommendation is to forget the seeds, plant sets or transplants. That has been
good advice so far. Last year I did get some weak transplants. Lost a couple of
dozen. One of these days I may try the seeds just to see what my results would
    There is a grower here in Texas that I would get my seeds from when I do
order. I forget the name of them right now. I'll have to dig into the catalogue
file to find them.
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.

margaret lauterbach wrote:

> Allen, I think you'll be impressed with Candy onions. We planted some, but
> things conspired against a harvest. Friends, however, said they were
> fabulous onions. BTW, I'm sure you know the reputation allium seeds have,
> for being viable for only one year. If you can get pelletized seeds,
> they'll be good for five or six years. Stokes carries it, but sells a large
> quantity at once, at a fairly hefty price. It's something to consider,
> especially if you can get someone to split the cost and the seeds with you.
>  Margaret L