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Q.Maggots are eating the bulbs on my onions. Can I eat the green part?

Zone Zone 4 | meyeow@icloud.com added on July 14, 2019 | Answered

The leaves are nice and healthy, but the bulbs are slimy and this week they are full of maggots. Can I save the green part and burn the bulbs or is it to risky for my family’s health.

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Answered on July 15, 2019

Although, not preferable, the maggots themselves can be considered edible. (Gross)

If the tops look good, then there will be no harm in eating them. There would be little to no harm eating the rotting bulb, but I can't imagine that it would taste anywhere near "good".

The tops should taste just fine, though.

This article will help you to craft your own pest control: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm

This article will help you with the care of onions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/find-how-to-grow-onions-in-your-garden.htm

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