[Market-farming] Starting onions in ground

Allan Balliett allan.balliett at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 07:34:57 EST 2013

I need to start onions also. I just want to grow plants in the hoop to
plant out in March or April for harvesting as 'spring onions' in June and

Can someone recommend varieties and seed sources they've had success with?
 I'm at the Washington DC latitude.


-Allan in WV

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 4:08 AM, Lucy Owsley <boulderbelt at embarqmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Chris Corbin <corbincdc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> We are researching onion transplant possibilities for this season. We
>> were wondering if anyone has had experience with direct seeding them in the
>> ground in a high tunnel for transplant into the field.
>>  Did you put down potting soil first or just plant right into the ground?
>> Thanks
>> Chris Corbin
> We have done this and simply plant the seeds straight into  the soil,
> generally on October though we have planted as late as November.If you try
> to plant outside now the seeds will sit there until spring and you don't
> get any advantage over starting indoors under lights. But starting the
> previous fall should give you really big seedlings for spring planting
> --
> Lucy Goodman
> Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
> Eaton, OH
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