[Homestead] Summer happenings
waltonrp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 10:29:29 EDT 2009
Sounds like you've had a really good first year there, Leslie. When you
first joined and said it was your first time to grow a lot of this, I
wondered what would happen. Sounds like you have a green thumb (good
skills). Glad to hear stuff is growing for you.
I'm about sold on only planting onions from seed if I can. I never seem to
get good onions from sets and locally never know what type of onion I'm
buying from sets.
Rob - Va
> Planted onions sets (no idea what kind - but yellowish) purchased at
> Walmart.... they are all harvested now, but they were on the small side.
> They taste good, and I have lots of them, but I was disappointed in the size
> at harvest.
> During the winter I started yellow onion seeds inside, moved them outside
> when the frosty nights stopped, and transplanted them. Those are close to
> harvest size now as the first couple of tops in the group are leaning over.
> The onions are huge 4" plus in diameter. Meanwhile about a month or so ago
> I started more seeds in the pots to make my own onion sets, some red some
> yellow, for next spring.
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