[Market-farming] Onion planting question

Etienne Goyer etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca
Sat Jan 12 09:50:25 EST 2013


Sorry I cannot be of much help, but here at 48N, I sow long day onions
(Cortland, Redwing) in flat in late February.  They do just fine when
transplanted in early May, although they are a little late (dry storage
harvest of Cortland in August, Redwing in September).

Perhaps you will get an earlier harvest from short-day varieties, as
they would start bulbing earlier?  Maybe you should try long- and
short-day type side-by-side as an experiment?

As an aside, I would not recommend Cortland and RedWing to be sold as
green-top bunched onion.  They are excellent for dry storage, but at the
green stage, they get to 8-10 big thick leaves, making them unwieldly to
bunch.  For bunching, I like Norstar better.


On 13-01-10 04:55 PM, Michael Libsch wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I would also like to ask an onion question. I live in NY at 42 degrees
> latitude. I usually plant long day onions- sweet and storage, in late
> March. I would like to plant some in early February in low tunnels.
> Should I stick to long-day varieties even though they will begin to bulb
> before the summer solstice?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Mike- New Leaf Farm
> 
> 
> 
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>> Greetings,
>> I am trying to see if others have run into problems with insect
> feeding on greens in tunnels during the late season/winter months?
> Specifically, we are are seeing small worm (like very tiny loopers) and
> finding pin-hole feeding damage on spinach. However, not actually seeing
> these insects feeding so it could be something else. Has anyone seen
> feeding like this and actually seen the insects responsible?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Robert
>>
>> Robert Hadad
>> Cornell Vegetable Program
>> Fresh Market Specialist
>> 4487 Lake Ave.
>> Lockport, NY 14094
>> rgh26 at cornell.edu
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>> From: "Beth Spaugh" <lists at rhomestead.com>
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>> We still have grasshoppers.
>>
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>> Beth Spaugh
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>> Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
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>> Greetings,
>> I am trying to see if others have run into problems with insect feeding
>> on greens in tunnels during the late season/winter months?
> Specifically, we
>> are are seeing small worm (like very tiny loopers) and finding pin-hole
>> feeding damage on spinach. However, not actually seeing these insects
>> feeding so it could be something else. Has anyone seen feeding like
> this and
>> actually seen the insects responsible?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Robert
>>
>>
>>
>> Robert Hadad
>> Cornell Vegetable Program
>> Fresh Market Specialist
>> 4487 Lake Ave.
>> Lockport, NY 14094
>> rgh26 at cornell.edu
>> 585-739-4065
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>> From: Todd Lister <toddlister1 at gmail.com>
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>> I find winter in the hoop houses to be a real battle with the pests. They
>> love the protection. Backpack sprayer is busy in winter. Every week.
>> Todd
>>
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>> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Beth Spaugh <lists at rhomestead.com> wrote:
>>
>> > ** ** ** ** ** ** **
>> >
>> > We still have grasshoppers.****
>> >
>> > ** **
>> >
>> > Beth Spaugh****
>> >
>> > ****Rehoboth Homestead**, **Peru**** NY****
>> >
>> > http://rhomestead.com http://www.facebook.com/rhomestead****
>> >
>> > ****
>> >
>> > "How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is
> used."
>> > - Wendell Berry****
>> >
>> > "Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." -
> Frances
>> > Moore Lappe****
>> >
>> > It's not that nice guys finish last. They have a whole different notion
>> > where the finish line is. - unknown****
>> >
>> > ****
>> >
>> > ****
>> > ------------------------------
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>> > *From:* market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:
>> > market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *Robert G. Hadad
>> > *Sent:* Monday, January 07, 2013 3:44 PM
>> > *To:* Market Farming [market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org]
>> > *Subject:* [Market-farming] trouble with insect feeding in tunnels****
>> >
>> > ** **
>> >
>> > Greetings,
>> > I am trying to see if others have run into problems with insect
>> > feeding on greens in tunnels during the late season/winter months?
>> > Specifically, we are are seeing small worm (like very tiny loopers) and
>> > finding pin-hole feeding damage on spinach. However, not actually seeing
>> > these insects feeding so it could be something else. Has anyone seen
>> > feeding like this and actually seen the insects responsible?
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > Robert****
>> >
>> > ** **
>> >
>> > Robert Hadad
>> > Cornell Vegetable Program
>> > Fresh Market Specialist
>> > ****4487 Lake Ave.****
>> > ****Lockport**, **NY** **14094****
>> > rgh26 at cornell.edu
>> > 585-739-4065****
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