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Egyptian Walking Onion Topsets for sale - Interwoven Permaculture Farm

 
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30 Egyptian Walking Onion top sets for 16.99$ + free shipping
-I try to include lots of large to medium-sized top sets, if I ever include small ones, I make sure to add a bunch of extras.
-This is the only item currently in stock at our nursery.  Everything else available for pre-order for fall.  

Link: https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/p21/EgyptianWalkingOnions

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Hi Michael, do you just cut the main stalk just below the top set and then they're ready to be set in the new planting location?  I have a few that look just like your picture and I've been wondering how to move them around the property.

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Will Walking Onions also be available for Fall shipment?

 
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Hi Mike Jay,

You pull off a single bulb from the 'top set' and plant it in its new location.  They also plant themselves by their top sets getting so heavy that the plant falls over, and thus 'walks' to the new location.
 
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Hi Tyler Ludens,

There may still be some available by then, but I can't be sure.  You can secure your order by purchasing now and including 'ship in fall' in the order notes.  
 
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Ok, thanks!
 
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Awesome, thanks!!!
 
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We now have potato onion sets and Chinese wild yam 'air tubers' available for shipment.

19.89 for 20 potato onion sets + free shipping
9.79 for 20 Chinese wild yam 'Air tubers' + free shipping

https://www.interwovenpermaculture.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
 
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Hi Michael, what zone do those two plants survive down to?

What's the growth habit, harvest method, yield and size of the potato onions?  Do you harvest them earlier in the summer than a normal onion?  I'm not familiar enough with them but I'm interested.  

How big are the Chinese air tubers when we harvest them and what do they taste like?
 
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I need to get around to writing more complete write-ups for both these plants.

Potato Onion
-Zone 4-8
-Plant bulbs in fall or spring just below the soil every foot or so
-It grows similar to a normal onion, but instead of a single bulb it forms a clump of 5+ bulbs
-Harvest them in summer when the foliage begins to die back
-When planting from seed they tend to form one fairly large sized bulb
-When planting from smaller bulbs they tend to form a whole bunch of small bulbs, similar to shallots.  
-For an in-depth write up of the potato onion check out...https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnqst7-9YfWFovhqjARtcZZVJC0TPzKsow_5mdAwnyA/edit

Chinese Air Tubers
-The air tubers can get as big as a quarter or so
-They are harvested in summer, and eaten raw they are similar to a raw potato
-They create a large root, that can be delicate to harvest because it can easily snap off.  
-It is a Chinese herb for building the energy (qi of the body), and improving digestion.  It can be also used as food similar to how we think of 'superfoods'.
-it likes a trellis and is effortless to grow.  
 
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Thanks Michael!  What zone can the air tuber handle?  I'm 4a.  Do you eat the root or is it just for medicine?  How large do the vines grow?  Do you think they'd have a tendency to get aggressive and spread?  I have a long 5' high metal fence that these could potentially cover.
 
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-Chinese Yams are hardy to zone 4.
-The root is food and medicine.
-The vines can grow quite long, I have never given them an endless trellis to determine how long they will grow.
-They can be a bit aggressive and spread.  In your zone, I wouldn't worry about it.
-I planted them 5 years ago at our old homestead, I go back every year and check on them, and they really have not spread that much.  
-The metal fence would work great.
 
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Awesome, just placed an order
 
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Hi Michael,
I just happened on this thread today, and wanna say your projects and people look awesome!  I also put in an order--actually 2: onions and herbs!
Best wishes!
 
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Thanks to both of you for the positivity!  I love what I do, and I appreciate yall!  :)
 
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