When Egyptian Onions are in their young tender stage, the leaves
can be used like green onions or scallions. When they grow a bit more
they will set little bulbs on top that get so heavy they pull the plant
over to the ground. Usually, if the ground is moist, they will root
there. This is why they are sometimes called
Egyptian Walking Onions. They just keep walking along, making more
onions on the way. They also form bulbs at the base of the plant that
can be eaten.
They are so strange looking when they grow, that they remind us of the
classic reclining Cleopatra pose. No doubt the reason they are called
Egyptian Onions, don't you think?
This plant is often
available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the
same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of
space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see
Egyptian Walking Onion Plug