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    Growing onions on banana tree

    I saw this on facebook and was intrigued. I suspect it grows much like an air plant which attaches roots to the tree, and does best in a humid climate.

    Have you seen anything like this, or have you tried it yourself?

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    Re: Growing onions on banana tree

    I have seen it but never tried as We move a lot ...
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    Re: Growing onions on banana tree

    Never seen it before. Is it common in Thailand? Or US?

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    Re: Growing onions on banana tree

    I've never seen it here in the U.S., Marie. However, when I lived at the beach in South Carolina, which is much more humid than where I live now, I saw air plants the roots of which would grab onto trees or a piece of palm bark. I am wondering if this onion grows in a similar way.

    I would like to try it, but I've not yet come up with a good way of making it work. I shared this photo on facebook also, hoping someone would have some experience with this type growing, but no luck so far.

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    This is different, but is another alternative way of growing: This winter I have been saving the cut off end of onions, celery, etc. When spring comes I will plant them in the earth or maybe a large pot and see what happens.

    Right now I have the end of a celery stalk growing in a small jar of water, held up by toothpicks. It's interesting to watch, but so far no roots have grown. If this experiment works, it will be a good way to extend the life of the rather expensive organic vegetables.

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    Re: Growing onions on banana tree

    I've seen dozens of different types of "air plants" being cultivated on different types of trees in Thailand. Some for food, and some purely for the aesthetics it would seem.

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