Last spring, I bought some red pearl onions to use in a stew. I didn’t use all of them, and they started to sprout.
Naturally, I put them in the ground.
Fast forward to last week. The onion plants had grown large and flowered. I collected the seeds to grow next year. Now the plants were starting to wilt. It seemed to be time to harvest.
So I did.
And I ended up with a nice bundle of onions.
And they were free!
Here they are after being sprayed off with a hose.
It goes to show that it pays to stick sprouting onions in the ground. It’s amazing what the grocery store can yield.