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Overharvesting Egyptian onions

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Is it possible to overharvest Egyptian onion leaves?

We've always had so many plants it wasn't a problem...until this spring.

To play it safe, we make sure each plant has one large and one small leaf on it at all times. That's enough to keep the bulb alive.

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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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