Wild onions

We just moved over on this farm property and there are wild onions EVERYWHE RE! I love picking them and smelling them. They look like normal onions th at I grow except a little smaller and are white bulbs--Question is, can we eat them? If so, we will not be needing onions from the store for quite som etime. Mind you, I have a 16 month old who sometimes eats adult scraps- we ll, all of the time. Gerber food isn't cutting it for her so she gets baby portions and i wouldn't forgive myself if I made her sick!
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On Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:26:48 AM UTC-4, Jenna A wrote:

HERE! I love picking them and smelling them. They look like normal onions that I grow except a little smaller and are white bulbs--Question is, can w e eat them? If so, we will not be needing onions from the store for quite s ometime. Mind you, I have a 16 month old who sometimes eats adult scraps- well, all of the time. Gerber food isn't cutting it for her so she gets ba by portions and i wouldn't forgive myself if I made her sick!
http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/onion-wild.html
If they smell like onions, they're edible.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

it might just be that the place was used to grow onions and they never got them all out. i'd love a place like that too. :)
i would not overdo it on any one vegetable for a child. varied diet is much better and gets them used to different tastes.
if you make a pan of them and eat that without problems i doubt you will be in trouble later, but if you want to be more certain post pictures and take some whole plants (including flowers) to a horticultural specialist.
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On Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:26:48 AM UTC-4, Jenna A wrote:

HERE! I love picking them and smelling them. They look like normal onions that I grow except a little smaller and are white bulbs--Question is, can w e eat them? If so, we will not be needing onions from the store for quite s ometime. Mind you, I have a 16 month old who sometimes eats adult scraps- well, all of the time. Gerber food isn't cutting it for her so she gets ba by portions and i wouldn't forgive myself if I made her sick!
Wild onions are very common in the SE USA. They are edible but very strong. The farmers hate them because cattle will eat them and the milk or butter is unsaleable.
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If they really are wild, as opposed to *feral* onions, they'd taste nasty, and it sounds like the bulb size is too large for wild.
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Steve Peek wrote: ...

if i were into making cheese that might be an interesting use of such an otherwise wasted product. at least worth an experiment or two...
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