Container For Onions

gltrap54April 21, 2012

Gonna have some onion transplants to plant soon & I'm out of room in my veg garden, sooooooo what's a suitable container for growing onions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaclyn6bva

i've grown scallions successfully in an 8 inch deep window box. now, i have planted some copra sweet onions this year (which are larger onions) in the square foot beds - if it starts looking like it isn't deep enough (8") i'll add additional soil. I epect you'd be successful growing a small amount in a five gallon bucket - it just won't be very many.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 12:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gltrap54

Thanks jaclyn6bva!Containers are a new facet of gardening for me & although I've done my research, I still like to hear from experienced growers. I think I've located some inexpensive opaque, plastic storage bins that are 12"D x 18"W x 24"L. I'll drill some holes in the bottom, add some landscape fabric, & 10" of soil...........

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 4:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mikewrt

I grow onions in containers all the time they do great. Depth is not a problem 8" is fine. I plant mine 2" apart in rows 2" a part. When they are big enouph I pull every other one and use as green onions. The ones left in the container are then 4" apart so they have room to mature.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 4:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gltrap54

Cool mikewrt! I was wondering how many onions I would have room for. This gives me a little insight.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2012 at 7:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lateral water movement in 511 mix under drip irrigation
I would appreciate it if someone can give me an indication...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
Miniature rose plant..
Got this from nursery yesterday .. But something is...
amriteanukul112
What to plant in 4 1/4 Gallon Food Grade Buckets?
I was recently given about 20 4 1/4 gallon food grade...
MikeinPA_Zone5b
Reusing infested soil
Last year, my outdoor container-grown kale suffered...
SighBorg
container mixture
hi, Can someone give tips on how to choose composting...
s501nano
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™