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It's almost December! I'm a pretty patient person, but....<br>
I'd like to get these out of the ground and onto the table! They just keep looking tall and green on top.<br>
This is the first time I've grown onions like this, (I've always just grown them as green onions) so I don't know exactly how long it takes or how well (or badly) I might be doing.<br>
Based on these pictures, does anyone have any idea how long I should expect to wait before these are ready to take out of the ground? I've read that I need to wait for the tops to fall. Does that mean brown and dead looking?<br>
Help me please! Anyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
Thanks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/9/9e/9ed2a4fc_vbattach17239.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/9/9e/525x525px-LL-9ed2a4fc_vbattach17239.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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If you're just going to eat them you can do it anytime, they'll taste the same. They just keep better if the tops die, that's how the outer layers get papery. Are they bulbed out at the bottom? What part of the U.S. are you? If it's cold there they are probably not going to grow anymore.
 

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If you're just going to eat them you can do it anytime, they'll taste the same. They just keep better if the tops die, that's how the outer layers get papery. Are they bulbed out at the bottom? What part of the U.S. are you? If it's cold there they are probably not going to grow anymore.</div>
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I'm in Arizona, but don't let that make you think it's hot here. I'm at mile-high elevation and it has already been below freezing here for a couple of days. Warm this week, though. I was already thinking that they may not grow anymore. They look a little bulbed out at the bottom, but, like I said, I'm new to this so I'm not completely sure what to look for. Maybe I'll pull one up and see what it looks like. I'll post a pic if I do that.<br>
Thanks for the reply/info! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I don't much about gardening, I'm still just learning, but if you have freezing conditions at night I'd pull them out now before the frost gets to them.
 

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I don't much about gardening, I'm still just learning, but if you have freezing conditions at night I'd pull them out now before the frost gets to them.</div>
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You're probably right. I was wondering if the freezing conditions would have an effect. The last freeze killed the bell peppers and habaneros I still had. (Though I did harvest lots of these this summer, and even made a salsa that one first prize in a contest in my county!)<br>
I'm glad you took the time to respond and confirm my suspicions about this stupid cold weather! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
I think the main reason I'm having trouble with this is that I'm from Los Angeles and don't know how to deal with cold weather. Anything below 60 degrees and i don't know what to do!<br>
This week I'll yank some of these out of the ground and let you know what they look like!<br>
Thanks!
 

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Pulled up one of the small ones. <i>Very</i> small. Maybe I can put it in a martini!<br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=7b74faf230f47ebbe0d4a5d78a532113&attachmentid=17250" title="">Attachment 17250</a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/4/4a/4a9fd014_vbattach17250.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/4/4a/525x525px-LL-4a9fd014_vbattach17250.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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Onions are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Just one half a raw onion per day can reduce your cancer risk by 50%.
 

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Pulled up one of the small ones. <i>Very</i> small. Maybe I can put it in a martini!<br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=7b74faf230f47ebbe0d4a5d78a532113&attachmentid=17250" title="">Attachment 17250</a></div>
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What a cutie. That's how several of ours looked. Tasted fine in the salsa though. Are they sweet onions or keepers?
 

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Onions are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Just one half a raw onion per day can reduce your cancer risk by 50%.</div>
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What an adorable non sequitor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
What a hard decision that is, to live a life of misery eating half a raw onion every day or risk cancer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:"><br><br>
I guess I choose cancer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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What a cutie. That's how several of ours looked. Tasted fine in the salsa though. Are they sweet onions or keepers?</div>
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Keepers.<br>
Also, you're "half a raw onion or cancer" joke may be a little too dark for some, but it made me laugh really hard! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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We'll see how they look after this! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=0fac9211a7d107650ae848713edd284a&attachmentid=17283" title="">Attachment 17283</a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c5/c5c21b3b_vbattach17283.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c5/525x525px-LL-c5c21b3b_vbattach17283.jpeg" style="width:525px;height:394px;"></a>
 

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leave them until spring... the frost and freeze won't bother them.</div>
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That's encouraging. Thanks!
 
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