Time to plant onions in Texas!

Jan 11, 2010

Ok 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.

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jodi (bloomingwriter)
Jan 11, 2010
4:56 pm

Ah, eternal optimism and an anodyne for the cold snap some of the south has been enduring. When I saw the title of this post I wondered if there were such a thing as snow onions or ice onions. Hope the weather is improving.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Jan 11, 2010
5:03 pm

OH yeah…we’ve been in the middle of that nasty cold snap! I got trapped in the blizzard of death driving out to West Texas on Christmas Eve day…and it’s been bitterly cold here since. 15 degrees has been a constant companion for this past week! And you know what? I haven’t had any heat in my house since Saturday morning. Coldest dang weekend on record and I’m heatless. AAAAHHHHH. Actually, I think the chickens were probably warmer…they had a heat bulb!

BUT, today, we’re back to sunshiny and 53 degrees…That’s Texas for ya!

Gardening 4 Life
Jan 15, 2010
6:54 pm

Megan Payne
Feb 04, 2012
5:45 pm

Wow, onions! Grandma has lots of ‘em in her garden. And I am happy that her garden’s now going through a major transformation. She decided to add some more veggies into the mix, just so she would be able to have a healthy stock for cooking dishes. I wonder how it would once done.. Hhmm.. I can’t wait!!

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