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Egyptian Onion Giveaway

Praying mantis on an onionI know I promised you all flowers for the next giveaway.  But...I lied.

Well, actually, I realized that I had some spare Egyptian onion sets, and that they would have to go in the ground very soon if anyone was going to use them.  It seemed a shame to waste them, so this week's giveaway is 10 Egyptian onion sets --- the bottom bulbs rather than the top bulbs (which means they should bear a lot more greens a lot faster.)

For those of you unfamiliar with Egyptian onions, these are some of my favorite garden plants.  The onions are perennials, and while you can eat the small bulbs most people grow them for the greens --- my CSA customers unanimously told me that even people who don't like green onions like these greens.  If you play your cards right, you can have green onions just about all year, and after the first year the onions will produce little bulbs at the top of the plant, each of which can be planted and will turn into a new onion.  Soon you'll have starts to give away to your friends!

Egyptian onionEgyptian onions are the base of one of our favorite recipes --- Butternut Squash and Egyptian Onion Soup.  I cut them up with parsley to go in the world's best egg salad (which I need to add to the recipe page once I do some measuring.)  They're also a great addition to a winter salad --- basically, you can't go wrong with Egyptian Onions. 

So, same drill as always. 
Email me your name, email address, general location, and how you heard about this giveaway by Saturday night and we'll put your name in the hat.  The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday, and on Monday we'll mail out your onions.  Good luck!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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