[Market-farming] onions

Allan Balliett aballiett at frontiernet.net
Tue Oct 20 22:26:32 EDT 2009

I had a long and informative talk with the hort guy at the TX onion 
start place that we order from (I'd tell you their name if I knew it 
off the top of my head!) One thing he emphasized over and over was DO 
NOT WATER ONIONS until the soil is dry about 2 inches deep. We have a 
lot of 'rot' of onions here, so I cut back on irrigation to almost 
nothing and the onions were REALLLY good this season. We try to 
harvest them as 'spring' onions. We did have a lot of early bolting, 
I think due to late cold weather and then a super heat snap

-Allan in WV

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