Whereas normal for garlic, apparently, sending up seed stalks for onions is bad. I've read it's caused by extreme temperature fluctuations, which we sure have had this past week. I read you could cut off the stem, but it really wouldn't matter because the onions wouldn't be good for storage, so I decided just to cut my losses and allow more room for the non bolting ones to bulb up.
So. What do you do with onions that are bulbing and sending up a flower stalk? Yes, I used some in dinner tonight and I chopped some up to freeze and use later, but I just have something against frozen onions since they never work just right. I weighed my options for the rest and chose this:
There was only one taker all day, but hey, it was worth a shot. I'm planning on setting out the tomato transplants later this week. Hopefully those will fare better.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.