Onion 911

July 8, 2009 | By | Comments (4)

Cipollini onions are on the menu for the fall feast. We ordered plants from Territorial Seed Company last April, and they arrived as baby plants. They were maybe three inches long, rubber-banded together and packed in a box.

I’m horrified to admit this, but I stashed them in the tool shed and accidentally forgot about them in the midst of all the Celebration Weekend prepations.

I uncovered them two weeks ago, shriveled and dry, still rubber-banded in that little box. There was just a bit of green in some of the stalks, so I figured I would put them in soil, give them some love, and see if they would possibly come back to life.

Here’s how they look now:


I’m totally shocked that they survived after a two month stint in the shed! I’m going to plop them into the soil and see if they’ll continue to behave and bulb up properly.



  1. jengod

    Love this post! You guys are so meticulous and “camera-ready” that it’s nice to know you’re also human! I did the same thing with asparagus crowns this spring–I swear they were just in a box in the living room for two months–but I finally planted them and they grew up great. I can’t believe but what a blessing!

    July 17, 2009 at 4:38 am
  2. Adriana

    Onions are super easy to grow from seed!

    July 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  3. Pedroza Family

    wow, they made a great recovery! They look better than the onions I planted and didn’t forget about.

    July 11, 2009 at 7:21 pm
  4. Alecu

    Onions should take part in your meals. I have read on http://www.projectweightloss.com about the benefits of onions. They are fighting bacteria. Garlic too.

    July 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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