yeah i've got maybe 8 of them because i got difficulties to share the initial bulbils. I'll share the ones that i'll produce from this stock. I planted them in big pots near the house to maximise chances of successes and growth, only to see that my cats was sitting and peeing on them since weeks :/
Edit: after counting, 14 sofar
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The one difference this year is two of the autumn sown bulbils have grown a bulbil producing scape as well, last year none, only the replanted onions, i dont really want them to do this so i wont save bulbils off that one plant, maybe in time they might become a full biannual, but how successful this will by selection is questionable, but time will tell i suppose.
Although this week-end is iffy, rain-wise, I really want to get in a large patch of Alliums, in general, having lots of seed that isn't getting any fresher. Given that I do so, it will certainly be a general cluster-fuck as to what seed may be produced. Well, yee-ha!
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
Here's a possible exclamation into what happened with this mutation
((( Mutagenesis is a process by which the genetic information of an organism is changed in a stable manner, resulting in a mutation. It may occur spontaneously in nature, or as a result of exposure to mutagens. It can also be achieved experimentally using laboratory procedures. Common mutagens include 2,4-D - so maybe there has been a bit of spray drift?)))
I would like to think that it has occurred spontaneously but i certainly cant rule out spray drift, though i think this is unlikely when considering the type of land use on surrounding properties.Spray drift would have to come from a long way away.
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2015 13:09:37 GMT -5 by richardw