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onions started

Posted by chrmann z7 AL (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 18, 10 at 1:07

I normally grow onions from sets.

This year, I planted seed. The seed is so fine that they ended up almost on top of each other.

The seed sprouted and the ground is covered in fine white stems. Is this normal?? I figured the thin stems would start off being green, not white.

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RE: onions started

Oh boy, I get to show off my limited knowledge.
The green comes from Chlorophyll. Not green until the light puts it to work. 62 years ago, when I was sleeping in class, I remember the teacher saying some thing about there being both green and red or brown Chlorophyll I bet Goggle would have a lot to say.

RE: onions started

When starting onions from seed I always plant the seed in a container and transplant the seedling into the garden. It is impossible to plant the seed without getting them much too close together. From a purchased two inch container of seedlings you can easily get 50 transplants. Al

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