Time to plant onions in Texas!

January 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 Januarythrough mid-February. Onions from seed should be started in October. Do notplant transplants in fall, or seeds in spring.

  • Onions require good drainage. Raised mounds or raised beds are best. Setplants out approximately one inch deep with a four inch spacing.

  • The first fertilizer application should be about three weeks afterplanting and then continue with applications every 2 to 3 weeks. High Nitrogenfertilizer is best.

  • Stop feeding once the neck feels soft. Harvest about 4 weeks after youstop feeding.

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