either way. People say if you take out the buds the bulbs will grow a
little bigger. I have taken out only half the buds this year, just to
get an idea of the effect (so far I have always taken them). Perhaps
the best reason to take the buds is so you can eat them (they taste
like green onions, of course). They go everywhere (salads, pasta,
omelets, stews) and rarely go to waste at my place.