Poor little guy! The things we do for kids...but they're worth it!
I had onions go to seed and they were IMO pretty. I had onions coming up every year for the rest of the time I was there and I purposely let them go to seed. After I left my planting beds were planted with grass and I've wondered if they still have onions coming up.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper