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Offline abby

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Recycling Onions
« on: June 05, 2013, 02:57:09 AM »
Onions are rather difficult to recycle as you cannot put them into your compost bin as it is toxic to your worms

 Stand the end offcut in a shallow bit of water they will start to sprout




Plant them and you get more onions :)
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Re: Recycling Onions
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 08:42:03 AM »
Good one, Abby.
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Re: Recycling Onions
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2013, 17:06:39 PM »
Do they get to full size?
I left a whole lot of onions in the ground cause I had to many and they are all re-sprouting. I am waiting to see if they make anything.

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Re: Recycling Onions
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 00:32:57 AM »
Doug

I will let you know if they grow to full size  :)
 
This is the first time I have done that - it seemed like a good idea that came to me when trying to stop my nephew from putting onion offcuts into my wormfarm food scraps. He is now all keen recycling onions and my wormfarm is safe.

I hope you all follow my lead. LOL After all you have nothing to lose.

However I have cut up other bulbs previously with successful multiplication.
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