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Will Egyptian Walking Onions Do Well in My Climate (Texas)?

 
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I want to plant Egyptian Walking Onions, but don't want to invest in them if they won't do well here. I am in Central Texas, about an hour east of Austin. Does anyone know? The only info I can find online so far says they might not like our long, hot, humid summers.
 
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Lila said, "they might not like our long, hot, humid summers.



Egyptian Walking onions like my 110' where I live.  I only have about 6 in two hanging pots as an experiment. All that is left after something ate them after 4 years.

Egyptian Walking onions were very drought resistant for me.

I am probable 4 hours west of where you live based on your description.  I am right on the border of West Texas and in the Hill Country.
 
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Hi Lila, I just sent you a PM about it but I feel like Egyptian Walking Onions are pretty fool proof. Mine get drenched in winter and neglected in the summer and just keep chugging along. I've never seen any disease or pest pressure on them but my climate is cold and wet to hot and dry but not really hot and humid. I think it would be worth experimenting with though.
 
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From their name it sounds like they do well in dry, hot Egypt area, and they also do well for me here in cold moist New England. So I think it will do just great for you.
 
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Thank you, everyone! I'm going to give them a go. I came across someone in another gardening group selling boxes of 300 bulbils for $30, including shipping, so I ordered a box. I'd love to border my whole garden area with these and daffodils to hopefully discourage the rampant gophers from crossing.
 
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About 4 years ago I started with 6 plants which multiplied to 13 plants.  And multiplied every year. That bed did really well in the back of my garden. They did well without being water for about 4 years.

Then, like I mentioned earlier something ate them.  I think it was feral hogs.

From the growth habits of mine, the original plants on lived for 2 years.

From the dried top sets, I planted 6 in pots to see how they would do.

For those of you who want to know more about them:

https://permies.com/t/91239/perennial-vegetables/Perennial-Egyptian-Walking-Onions

https://permies.com/t/68920/perennial-vegetables/Walking-onions






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