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    Posted: 17 July 2013 at 16:57
I cant remember where I read this tip, but 3 months later I can see that it works.
When you pull your spring onions, cut them off about 40mm above the root. Use the top as you would normally and reserve the root.


Re-plant it so that the top is level with the soil surface.

Pretty soon it will start growing again.


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After that just use scissors to cut them off an inch above the ground.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HistoricFoodie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2013 at 17:08
Good tip, Anne.

This also works with leeks.
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Just get some multiplying onions, use what you want just leave at least 1/2 the onions. in a few weeks there will be a bunch ready again.
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I did not make myself clear, leave at least 1/2 the onion plants in the ground, they will multiply quickly.
If you cannot find the seed or plants, let me know and I shall fix you up.
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If you're talking about the bulbing type, 'round heah they're called hill onions. They've always been popular because their the first green stuff to appear. There are several varieties, mostly differentiated by color.

There also are top-setting multipliers, aka Egyptian Walking Onions.
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Originally posted by HistoricFoodie HistoricFoodie wrote:

If you're talking about the bulbing type, 'round heah they're called hill onions. They've always been popular because their the first green stuff to appear.

   Spring onions and morels...hand in hand around my "here"
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Nope, what I have are called evergreen bunching onions.
I have had egyptian onions, really do not like the flavor.
At this latitude, the evergreen bunching are green all year and stay tender and fresh tasting.
I can get seeds or plants if someone wants some,I have quite a few in a 25 gallon pot on the front walk and the seeds are usually available here.
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Just checked Ebay, evergreen bunching onion seeds are available for .99c , shipping included, from an American source.
Plant some seeds in a 3-5 gal. pot and have fresh onions all year, at least at this latitude.
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