Time to plant onions in Texas!
Jan 11, 2010Ok folks, it's time to plant your onion sets and slips if you're in Texas! Now, I'm not a fan of onions, so I'm just going to let you guys go on and do that. No need to share your harvest with me! Here are a few tips if you're a fan:
- Plant pencil-sized slips(transplants) or sets (bulblets) in January
through mid-February. Onions from seed should be started in October. Do not
plant transplants in fall, or seeds in spring.
- Onions require good drainage. Raised mounds or raised beds are best. Set
plants out approximately one inch deep with a four inch spacing.
- The first fertilizer application should be about three weeks after
planting and then continue with applications every 2 to 3 weeks. High Nitrogen
fertilizer is best.
- Stop feeding once the neck feels soft. Harvest about 4 weeks after you stop feeding.