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onion question

Posted by gdnh 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 23, 12 at 10:06

I possibly mistakenly bought a box of Dutch onion sets just now. Should I plant them now and have them over winter or keep the box and plant in the spring? Will they keep if I plan to plant next year?

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RE: onion question

Can you sell them to someone living in a warmer zone?

They probably won't keep over the winter. If you plant them now, they're likely to go to seed next year instead of bulbing.

RE: onion question

These are typically used for green onions(scallions)so you may have time for that before the ground freezes. with a little protection ( mulch and or covering) you may be able to overwinter them for early spring scallions. They will quickly bolt in the spring, but they have a strong tendency to do that even when planted in the spring.

RE: onion question

Just wondering, did you recently buy these onion sets? Did you happen to buy them online? I like to plant onion sets in the fall for green onions. Then I keep them in our high tunnels all winter and use them. I have started some Scallions (Evergreen Hardy White) from seed, but they always seem to take a long time to grow. I haven't been able to find any sets to bridge the gap from now until the scallions are ready.


RE: onion question

I bought them at my local hardware store now I planted them I saw they were real dry and dustylooking so not sure anything will comeout

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