Finding unusual onions
I have tried different approaches to growing bulbing onions, but none really satisfy me. Planting sets can work, but not many varieties are readily available. Planting from transplants works, but the resulting bulbs are pretty small and the plants are fragile. Saving seeds isn't practical for me because I don't have enough garden space yet to do a 2-year cycle.
I know some gardeners have had good success with bulbing onions, but for me, they are still challenging.
So beginning this year, I planted potato onions and two types of shallot purchased from the Maine Potato Lady. While these produce relatively small bulbs, they grow very well and produce strong plants. I plan to continue these in the future.
I'd like to try several other unusual kinds of onions, but haven't been able to find a source. Can you help?