Thursday, February 24, 2011

Onion Breath

I love onions and its cousins garlic, shallots and garlic chives. I put them in just about everything. So it can get a little costly to keep repurchasing these items. Last year, I tried planting the semi-mature white onion bulbs from Bonnie Plants. They weren't too successful. Although since the clump was not labeled, it is possible they were pearl onions. In which case, they were successful. I suppose it's a matter of perspective.

A week and a half ago, the kids and I planted red onion and shallot bulbs. It's been a few weeks more since planting the garlic chive bulbs. As it's still winter and I only plant a spring/summer garden, my plot is a work in progress, so I don't check on it everyday. Imagine my surprise when I notice today the onions and shallots had broken the surface (the garlic chives made progress earlier, but not as quickly). I was estatic!

I'm looking forward to enjoying the fruits of my labor this summer. There are few things as rewarding. The DH better prepare himself for some major onion breath. Yuuuuuuummmmmmmmm.

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