Egyptian Reggae

A package arrived yesterday; a few bulblets of one of lifes great intergalactic mysteries. As you know we love a plant that’s a bit “out there,” so we love the weird and wonderful world of the Egyptian Walking Onion (above) and especially the site below, link hereAs it says on the website “The ancient Egyptians worshipped onions. They believed that its spherical shape and concentric rings symbolized eternal life. Small onions were found in the eye sockets of Ramesses IV…

The name “Walking Onion” was given to this plant because it literally walks to new locations. When the cluster of topsets becomes heavy enough, it will pull the plant over to the ground. These plants can walk between 1 and 3 feet per year!” We’ve never tried eating them but with a plant that looks as strange as that, why would you want to spoil the fun?


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