It’s that time of year when spring fever is kicking in. If you are itching to get outside and get a headstart on your garden, onions are the perfect plant.
My father-in-law happens to be a Horticulturist and has 40-years of gardening experience. His garden is immaculate and enjoyed by family and neighbors alike. In the summer it is a hub for the community, it’s not uncommon to see neighbors and friends winding through the rows with bags of fresh vegetables. My husband grew up working alongside his father in the garden and has found a renewed passion for gardening now that we have a little land of our own.
Here’s a video that details how to select and plant onions.
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- Onions are classified as short day, intermediate day or long day
- Pick fresh or storing onion varieties based on your needs.
- Decide if you want to plant onion sets or transplants
- Onions can be planted as early as the soil can be worked
- Make furrows roughly 12″ apart and as deep as you can comfortably hoe
- Wet bottom of furrows
- Place the bottom of the onion transplants into the moist soil
- Pull dry soil over onion and firm with gentle downward pressure
- Space onions 4″ to 6″ apart
- After onions are planted wet entire area to promote root expansion
- water every day or two as needed to maintain moist but not soggy soil
Are you ready to get out there and plant some onions? Let me know if you have any tips or tricks for planting onions in the comments below I’d love to hear them.
If you liked this video stay tuned for our next video on how to use winter grains for garden walkways.