Allium thunbergii

James Waddick
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:17:17 PST
Jane		A thunbergii is very hardy. If you can still dig into your soil, I’d  simply unpot them and plant them outside now. 

	You can throw a couple handful of leaves or pine straw on top and if worried add an inverted 2 gallon pot over them so they settle in a bit more slowly. 

			Should be an easy transition from the cold of northern VT to the ‘warm’ of central MA				Good luck		Jim W. 

On Nov 26, 2018, at 6:56 PM, Jane Sargent <> wrote:

I now have two pots of Allium thunbergii "Ozawa," each about gallon. They have many cut-off little stems and a few thready green leaves that look as if they have been frozen. These were brought to me from northern Vermont, so freezing is likely. I live in central Massachusetts, more or less zone 5b. Tonight's chilled rain is washing away the week's snow. It did get down to 6`F last week, but now it's 40`, and while there may be some ground freezing, I don't think it's solid yet.

Should I dig two good holes and plant these puppies, or is it too late in the season? Do I overwinter them in their pots outside, and if so, under the roof overhang or open to the sky? Do I just put them in the kitchen next to the fishtank and let them wait until Spring? If I do that, should they get watered?

Sometimes our cooking onions sprout in the kitchen cabinet in the winter, if ignored. Ozawa is just an onion, if the truth be told, but it isn't clear what to do next with it.

Jane Sargent

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