Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 137 - Revenge of the Onion

Day 137.

Hey, do you guys remember all those onions I used to have a couple of weeks ago? Well I must confess that I didn't end up using them all for the post. I actually kept one or two around for sentimental reasons or something because I'm kind of a sap like that. But then, today as I was cleaning my room for the first time in months, I noticed something pretty weird.

What the hell?

Yeah, it looks like some kind of freak alien salad fingers is trying to claw its way out of this onion's womb. I was pretty freaked out--shit was too sporelike. But then I picked it up and realized... it's just flowering... or something.


I mean, this is all still pretty weird to me because let's face it--I'm no professor of herbology. Julia Child did not prepare me for this! How the hell was I supposed to know that leaving an onion chilling in the dark under a chair for a few weeks would make the thing flower? This is not something they teach you in college! Can any of you amateur foodies/gardeners tell me what's going on here? Should I be concerned? I keep picturing a Little Shop of Horrors type scenario playing out here soon, which to be honest, would be kind of awesome.

What I wouldn't give to be Rick Moranis for just one day.

Or maybe I just have a green thumb. Please, someone tell me what's going on before I go ahead and invest the rest of my college tuition in expensive seeds.


In the meantime, I will continue to grow my precioussssss until it's ready to do master's bidding.

I realize that onions don't just turn into tomatoes.

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Julie & Julia 
Quote of the Day: "So the onion is ready, but..."

9 comments:

  1. It's totally normal onion behavior, as it turns out. I remember the first time it happened to me, though. It was a similar messy dorm related incident, and it also freaked me out enough for me to blog about it.
    http://orangecrush1189.livejournal.com/449173.html#cutid1

    I saved mine, and the green part got bigger, sucking all the life essence out of the bulb until it was a withered papery shell. I ate the green part then, so I guess I still won. You should do the same. Or plant it and see what happens.

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  2. The bulb of the onion is the lowest part of the stem of the plant. Down at the bottom you have a small amount of the roots. At the top of the onion, there used to be leaves coming out. They are removed for harvest and the onion is allowed to dry a little (thus giving you the papery outsides). But, the onion is still alive, and will eventually grow out the leaves that were once removed. I think that it uses the energy stored in the bulb to re-grow the leaves. If this was surprising for you, you should try hiding a potato away for a while. SCIENCE!

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