Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Walking Onions

Walking onions nicely sprouted

A former colleague at my old desk job gave me a handful of these little alliums a couple of years ago. I stuck them in a pot in the fall and in the spring they popped up cheerily, the first thing out of the ground. Where regular onions have flowers, walking onions have bulblets, little mini onions.  When the stalk bends over under the weight of the bulblets, it hits the ground and the bulblets start to grow, hence the "walking". I've got grand plans for pickling a few of these this year.

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