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What Did You Do In The Garden?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by digitS', Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Jan 12, 2018
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    I am so confused now. o_O I wonder if this is better?
     
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    Gardening with Rabbits

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    I agree at least for me in Idaho. I looked at my planting book and I have been starting onions the first week of February for several years. I think I would have a hard time like you keeping them going if I started in January. There is no way to get them in the ground especially the winters we have had the last couple of years where the snow does not melt.
     
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    catjac1975

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    Mine are indoors in a fairly warm greenhouse. If what you do works, why make a change?
     
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    digitS'

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    You could start them outdoors in late August.

    From my reading, that's what is done in Walla Walla. I guess that I could go down and snoop around to see. The problem is that it is 200 miles south. That and it's at half the elevation - which means that the winters are somewhat different.

    Oh, my little onions could get through the winters, the 4 times I tried planting them outdoors in August. The problem was how they behaved in the spring - a good percent of them bolted without first forming bulbs. So much for that idea. Maybe a different variety would work.

    Steve
     
  5. Jan 13, 2018
    digitS'

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    What I’m doing too much of these days:

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    Useless digitS’
     
  6. Jan 13, 2018
    Nyboy

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    Rather then seeds why not plant onion sets ? :hide They are already size of crocus bulbs
     
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    catjac1975

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    Believe it or not my seed grown onions grow much bigger. Plus I grow them organically-I am sure set producers do not.
     
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    Onion sets are usually sold for the growing of green onions, not so much for the growing of sweet slicing type onions. You can buy sweet onion plants that are sold in a bunch, though, if you want to have larger onion bulbs to harvest.

    Around here, I can buy 50 plants for around $5-$6 per bunch or a flat of them~larger than you find in a bunch...those in a bunch are about pencil thin or thinner... for $16.99.

    I can buy 250 seeds for around $2.50.

    Here's a little vid that shows the difference between sets and plants...

     
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    digitS'

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    I was wondering about variety and he confirmed my suspicions, if those captions can be believed. Sets are super storage types.

    Twenty plus years ago, I had a choice of Ebenezer or Ebenezer for sets.

    It’s difficult to even buy that seed because gardeners have too many choices of what to grow from seed. Ebenezer is one tuff little onion, if you want one for safe storage. It’s fine as a green onion.

    Steve
     
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    Beekissed

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    Got my potting soil today...it's a little pricier than the usual stuff but I love the germination rate from it~it's organic, all natural, has bat guano, worm castings, fungal rhizomes in it, etc. It's called Happy Frog from FoxFarms. :rolleyes: Don't know why they call it Happy Frog.....

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    https://foxfarmfertilizer.com/item/happy-frog-174-potting-soil.html

    So....ready to start those onions any day now. Just need to find my other deep tray, soak my seed for 24 hrs and do the do. And so it begins.... :)
     
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