After my unfortunate accident with the scissors last week, I was finally able to get out and plant the garlic. I'm also trying a new thing this year. They're potato onions. Apparently these are what people planted for years. They are a multiplying onion, that appears to work somewhat like shallots.
I got these when we were in Virginia at the Harvest Festival at Monticello. They are simply labeled 'white', I got yellow as well. They were planted just like the garlic. At the moment, they're covered with a small amount of straw, but will get another covering of grass and chopped leaves this weekend.
I'm anxious to see how they do. Years ago, everyone had their own set of onions that they kept planting every year. Similar to how we now do garlic. They are rumored to be great storage onions with a great taste as well. It would be wonderful if that was the case. I hate growing onions from seed. They need to be babied for far too long and seem quite susceptible to fungus and other yucky things. This lazy gardener would love to have something that I planted in the fall and forgot about until July.