I presume that the placement of them in the far back right square of my bed as seen in my Flickr photo, probably wasn’t the ideal choice, but still, I find it odd that not one of these germinated. This incidentally is where the joints are for the drip irrigation, so that usually means more dripping than elsewhere, but still, I’m trying to figure out if this is just bad seeds or perhaps these will maybe kick-in later. Any thoughts?
I’ve never grown nodding onions from seed. We had our front ditch covered with them last summer and I tried to transplant some into a better location with no luck.. So far they haven’t shown up this year although I’m watching for them to try again. This year if they do show up, I’ll try to save seeds in addition to transplants.
Do you know if nodding onions and Egyptian Walking onions are the same thing?
All onions i’ve planted have sprouted from seed without 4 or 5 days.. it sounds like maybe you got ripped off if it was a bad ebay seller.
I don’t know what happened but when I read up on onion seeds recently I found this site which explains growing onions from seeds fairly well. This person starts his seeds inside and seems to be quite knowledgeable. Maybe it will help?
@SerenDippity – Egyptian Walking are different, you can visit a site about them and see that they’re quite different from just about anything actually. The Nodding or Prairie Onions really got my attention for their visual quality, have a look.
@neonpirate – I emailed the seller, so we’ll see what happens.
@Fhaith – Great overall guide to onions, thanks
Though all parts are edible, Nodding Onion is not considered to be of significant culinary value. The juice of the plant is used as an insect repellent, specifically for moths. The juice can be applied to exposed skin in order to repel biting insects."
has anyone tried eating one? Anyone tried the insect repellence?