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- 13-09-2008, 10:08 PM #1Seedling
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Welsh onions/everlasting onions
Hi, I was looking on the internet and stumbled across seeds for welsh onions - I was wondering if anybody grew them? I like spring onions and onions, but don't like them too strong so welsh onions sound like they would suit me, especially since there's only me in the house that likes veg and haven't got a lot of space to devote to veg growing.
If you do grow them, can you substitute them in recipes where you would normally use onions?
- 13-09-2008, 10:17 PM #2
Good question - will be interested to hear people's experiences. There have been a couple of threads about welsh / everlasting onions before (worth a go on the search button) which prompted me to get some seeds for sowing next year (got them from Nickys Nursery if I remember rightly).
I like normal onions in cooking so wouldn't use welsh as a substitute. I want them to eat in salads because normal onions are too strong for me raw - so Welsh onions sounded like just the job!Warning: I have a dangerous tendency to act like I know what I'm talking about.
- 13-09-2008, 10:22 PM #3Seedling
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Thanks, just done a search for the previous posts, and it sounds like welsh onions should be great for me, even if I don't like the taste at least it will only cost me the price of the seeds! Luckily, partners Mum and Grandad have an allotment so can always nick a few onions from them when I need them
- 14-09-2008, 11:53 AM #4
We used to grow everlasting onions/Welsh onions some years ago and they were brilliant - I could pick a few to add to a meal and leave the rest of the bunches in the ground.
I haven't been able to buy them in the last two years and would love to have them again.
- 14-09-2008, 06:10 PM #5
Sorry folks, I don't rate them!
I inherited some on my plot and eventually ended up giving them away as they were so BLAND! Yuk (Since then the bloke I gave them to has ditched them also!)
A very, very mild onion taste and slimyness rather than the crispyness you get from a spring onion. Yuk
There only plus points are they are dead easy to grow and they are a perennial.
In fact, about a month ago I chucked a clump into the bottom of my new compost heap which I haven't started filling yet. I've been working close to the heap today and noticed there were still green shoots on the damm stuff!My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)
Diversify & prosper!
- 14-09-2008, 09:13 PM #6
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