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Another Egyptian onion giveaway (and selling off Daddy's patch)

Egyptian onion patch

All of our excess Egyptian onions for the year are long gone, but Daddy has quite a few top and bottom bulbs he's willing to sell.  I asked him why he planted so many onions and he shrugged.  "I had the bulbs and I had the room," he explained.  I understand --- that's the danger of the gardening bug!

Luckily, you get to benefit from my father's poor judgment.  Daddy's selling small flat-rate boxes of top bulbs (at least 100 per box) for $25 with free shipping, and sets of 20 bottom bulbs (and a few top bulb bonuses) for $25 with free shipping.

Egyptian onion bottom bulbs
20 Egyptian onion bottom bulbs
Free shipping within the U.S.
(Sorry, we are unable to ship live plants internationally)

Egyptian onion top bulbs
100 Egyptian onion top bulbs (various sizes)
Free shipping within the U.S.
(Sorry, we are unable to ship live plants internationally)

Trying to decide which starter pack will fit your garden?  If you've got lots of time and room, I'd go for the top bulbs --- you'll need to give them a bit more time before harvesting, but will end up with many more onions by this time next year.  On the other hand, if you want to start eating nearly right away (or don't have much room), the bottom bulbs are a great value (plus, next year you'll have top bulbs to give away or to expand your planting).

To read more about growing and eating Egyptian onions, click here.  And to celebrate excess onions, Daddy is also giving away two boxes, winner's choice (top or bottom bulbs).  Click on the widget below to enter!  (If you live outside the U.S., you can still enter, but if you win, I'll send you a non-perishable replacement prize like a t-shirt or book.)
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Thanks go to Barbara Ervin for taking the top photo in this post!

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do these onions have any day-length restrictions? I'm gardening up in Seattle, where our summer days get up to 16 hours right around the solstice.
Comment by Laylah Wed Jul 16 11:28:23 2014
Laylah --- Good question. These aren't onions that make big bulbs, though, so the day length is much less relevant. People usually use Egyptian onions for greens (although I also sometimes dig up and use the bulbs like garlicky leeks in the winter). So they should work regardless of your day length.
Comment by anna Wed Jul 16 13:27:15 2014

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