Knowing when your onions are ready for harvest and how to prepare them for storage are important steps toward having a successful crop. A common practice passed down among generations of gardeners is that bending over the onion leaves, while they are still green and growing, will prevent the leaves from growing so much... Continue Reading →
Onions – Long Day, Short Day or Neutral?
Onions are a cooking staple and not difficult to grow in the home garden. So why not grow your own this summer? But which to choose? There are many options in the garden catalogs. Day Length RequirementsThe first option to consider is whether to choose short day, day neutral or long day onions. Onion... Continue Reading →
Growing Onions – Sets, Plants or Seeds?
Planting onions from small bulbs or "sets" is not the best way to grow large onions for storage. Plants grown from sets often begin blooming in mid-summer and stubbornly refuse to stop. Once that happens, onion bulbs don't increase much in size. Onion Sets This happens because onions are biennials. They grow foliage and a bulb the first... Continue Reading →