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The frost has melted and the mutant onion emerges from its slumber. Nothing is particularly deformed or otherwordly about it. Rather, its midwestern stick-to-it-ive-ness has rallied once again, making this the fourth year this particular green onion plant has survived. Not every plant in the garden, as you can obvserve, has folks thinking about throwing a fifth birthday party for it next year.
Jealous? Well, don't be. While I am not quite sure how the grandfather onion has defied frost, a good potential choke out by corn one year and pumpkins another, you can give your florals and other garden loiterers a sure head start.
Miracle Gro is giving away samples of Expand ‘n Gro™. One lucky Snack Hound reader will get a smaple to try in their garden right now. Well, not right now. It is going to take a few days for you to win and get. Glad that I cleared that up.
The formula uses natural Coconut Coir to hold in moisture and sustain your favorite plants and vegetables, such as Audry II or the Trifids (you can look those up now). I really should name the onion at some point. The short fibers keep the bag small. When water is added, the mixture expands and stores hydration and nutrients for the plant. It is said that it produces 3x the vegetables and feeds up to 6 months.
1) Comment on this post and tell me what you are growing this year to either subject eager diners at your house to, or to chop off and stick in a vase.
2) For a second entry, Tweet this post to your friends. Be sure to come back here and leave a comment.
3) For a third entry, Comment and tell me what you think the heirloom green onion should be named.
Contest ends at 11:00 AM EST on April 30th, 2012. Contest is open to readers with mailing addresses in the United States and Canada.
Now, here is a little ditty about it for you to enjoy your popcorn with.