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Moved from Onions -- Sekhar 18:38, 22 December 2008 (EST)

Note - Unlike the other vegetables, if you over water onions they do not die. Whether over-watering has any effect on seed generation or yield is unknown. [Is this verified?! it was not true in Beta] [I accidentally overwatered a few onion plants today. Growth of the overwatered plants was noticeably delayed, and I think a couple of the plants shrunk. - Wadjet

Note on the above: I believe that watering onions resets their growth timer, making it take longer for the onion to reach the next stage of growth. I watered a single onion at least 100 times with no harmful effect except for it taking forever to grow. -- Shams

I've found that the growth of an onion is indeed delayed if you over water it, suggesting as Shams said, a reset timer. You cannot kill them though. -- Juspar

Moved from Onions / Yield -- Sekhar 12:16, 27 December 2008 (EST)

If you are near Khmun or Meroe etc. you should know of The Magic Onion Patch located by Sonny. Coords are (-30, -1975). The yield per seed is 19. There is a public warehouse built there with jugs you can use to grow your onions. You may stash onions in the warehouse. The warehouse was built by Borian who lives near there. He plans to build a public kitchen for carry food nearby as well. Please be sure to return the jugs to the warehouse before leaving. Bring your seeds! -- Shams

You appear to get a higher yield when there is no-one close to you, get a 4 yield with company and 9 yield when growing on my own.

Note - I got 5:1 yield when I was west of the UArt in QR (-285, 6920)..I have traveled north along this line to (-285, 6420) with the same result. I am completely alone out here. :) At (-1285, 6420) it reverts back to 4:1 yield. Iwibara

Note 2 - I repeatedly got 10 onions per seed at 798 7017, near my compound. There were no avatars within a 5-coord radius, possibly not within 10, but there were 2-5 name tags visible at the edges of my screen at all times. The point I grew at is within 2 coords of water and at least 6 coords from any dirt or grass. - Wadjet

I'm mapping onion yield in Nomad's Paradise. Work so far is available on my user page. I'll add any good spots I find to the main map. -- Kharazhi

Seed Reproduction

Keep your endurance red while watering and harvesting. Having it red for only harvesting does not work, haven't tested other way around (watering only, not harvesting). I've done this with digging dirt nearby and working a nearby flax comb. I get 0 onions 2 seeds. This was AM game time and clearly reproducable. Have not tested other times of day. And I thought it should go on a discussion page for others to verify before it moves to the main page. --AmisiBastet 10:57, 8 January 2009 (EST)

Did a couple more tests. Only need to have your endurance red while harvesting, didn't seem to matter while watering. Continually reproduced 0 onions and 2 seeds each time I harvested with red Endurance. --Caigan 11:11, 8 January 2009 (EST)
I'd tried that, but it didn't seem to work for me. Though, I only tried that once. I stumbled across the whole endurance thing because I'd been more occupied with working flax combs than with growing onions... --AmisiBastet
Confirmed that it just needs to be (bright) red at harvest (grew 100+ seeds). If it accidentally slipped down to dark red, I got 2 onions and 1 seed. --Shebi 00:26, 9 January 2009 (EST)