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Egyptian onion giveaway 2014

Egyptian onion top bulbs

It's that time of year again --- time to spread more Egyptian onion propagules into the world!  This year, we're selling some and giving some away.  If you're interested in either option, be sure to read this post first to learn how to grow and eat Egyptian onions (and to find out why we think these perennials are so awesome).

I'll start with the free stuff since I'm sure more of you are interested in that option.  This year, I've got a box of top bulbs to give away to one or two winners, each of which will be enough to fill your yard and probably your neighbors'.  The photo above shows what the top bulbs look like --- you split the clusters apart to plant each little bulb separately.  To enter, scroll down to the widget at the bottom of this post.

Egyptian onion bottom bulbs

Would you rather get a headstart on your Egyptian onion garden?  I'm selling sets of 20 bottom bulbs for $25 each, with free shipping.  Bottom bulbs are the quickest way to get started with Egyptian onions since the larger size means the plants won't need nearly as long to become established.  After planting top bulbs, I usually let the bulbs grow for a few months before harvesting any leaves, but with bottom bulbs you can start snipping off a leaf here and there as soon as you see three or four leaves.  (Always allow at least two leaves to remain on the plant so it can keep growing.)  I have three boxes of bottom bulbs available, so they're first come, first served --- snag yours now if you want to be sure to get one!  (And if for some reason no one buys the bottom bulbs by the time the giveaway ends, I'll give the rest away to contest entrants.)  I'm sold out, but the South Carolina branch of Walden Effect (my father) says he has at least eight boxes of bottom bulbs available, so I've put the paypal button back:

Here's the giveaway widget:
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Happy green-onion growing!

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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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I was going to buy some starts from somewhere else, but I'm glad you posted this in time for me to support one of my favorite homesteading blogs. FYI I entered the giveaway too but if I win just skip me over for someone else.
Comment by Jessie Wed Jun 25 18:57:10 2014

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