Way back when I had back surgery I decided that I would be all smart and get a head start on my vegie patch. Because I knew I was going to be out of action for a while as far as weeding and planting was concerned, I decided to start some vegies in pots.
One of the things that I decided to grow was onions. I toddled off with my sister to purchase some plants, and came back with some marked down pots of onions. I figured that it wouldn’t matter if they all died (some did) because it was going to be such a long time before I put them in the ground anyway.
However, I also purchased these onions on the same day that I purchased a whole bunch of other plants for potting (watermelon, beans, cauliflower, broccoli…I can’t recall the others but there were more). After repotting something like 50 plants I finally got around to the onions. And they were these tiny, delicate little plants. I couldn’t work out how to separate them to put them in their own pot, so they just got loosely broken up and popped in a shallow tray (I’d run out of deep ones by this point).
“It won’t be long until I repot them properly,” I reassured myself and went to collapse inside.
That was in September. And I still hadn’t done anything about those onions. So yesterday I went to my parents’ house (where the onions had been stored) to bring them home and repot them. Only now I’m not sure what to do about them.
They’ve been developing all together and I’m afraid that if I pull one out the whole clump will be disturbed and they’ll die. But if I don’t move them, they won’t be able to grow properly. The vegie patch still isn’t ready for them, but is it worth moving them to new pots? Any suggestions?
Have you ever been lax with repotting a plant? Do you ever just give up and sacrifice them?