Annual Onion Planting

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So last week I received in the mail 7 bunches of onions. Two each of Candy, 1015Y, and Red Creole, and 1 bunch of White Bermuda. I purchased them from Dixondale Farms. I was a first time customer of their’s, so having ordered my transplants before Christmas and receiving them during the week they promised was great. Plus, they are located within the state so that’s good too.

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I posted back in November that I was going to expand the garden. You can see the results partially here. I pushed the fence further back, so that it butts up against the walkway leading to the shed. I moved a couple of boxes over there and got everything prepped for the onion planting.

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Zoe gives the onion planting a big thumbs up. Okay, so there are three beds behind her that have onions, plus the two in front of her (Plus, the bed that sits beside the greenhouse. I don’t have a picture of that). The bed that is front right is salvaged from my giant bed from last year. I was disappointed in results of it and it was hard to maintain. So I gutted it, and cut the wood down to make a smaller box here. I was able to move three of the cinder blocks to create the 4th side of this new smaller box. You’ll notice all the chicken wire covering the beds. This is to keep the cat herd from digging around in them. Pesky cats. Once the onions establish themselves I should be able to remove the covers without any felines poking around. You’ll notice one bed that is on the left of Zoe (right side of photo), this is where my garlic is. This bed is messing with the makeup of the new arrangement of the garden and I won’t be able to do anything with it until I harvest the garlic in May. For now, I’ll build around it leaving enough room to pop in a box that fits more appropriately.

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Up close with the little boogers.

Overall I have planted a total of 437 onions. This might sound like an insane amount, but our family will eat all of this through the course of a year. I still have one bundle left to plant this coming weekend. I also gave my mom a hefty amount of 3 varieties that were left from a few bundles.

So does anyone else have onions in the ground yet?

Comments 3

  1. Misti wrote:

    I put onions in a few months ago but I’m not really taking care of them (didn’t plant many). If they work out, they work out…if not I’ll go for a big harvest again next year.

    I did like having fresh onions all the time though. Do you freeze any of yours?

    Posted 23 Jan 2013 at 9:46 pm
  2. Curtis wrote:

    We just got around to trying out the gift you got us for Christmas. We chopped the onions and froze them. Stephanie says she likes them better this way because she doesn’t cry when she uses them.

    Posted 23 Jan 2013 at 9:49 pm
  3. Donna wrote:

    Looking good!!!!

    Posted 06 Feb 2013 at 8:29 pm

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