Too Late for Onions?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Pony, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The laying over onion question prompted this one.

    I am the recipient of about a pound of onion sets. Since the days are now getting shorter, would it make any sense for me to plant them at this point?

    Thanks,
    Pony!
     
  2. Paquebot

    Paquebot Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they may be planted but don't expect bulbs, as you already know. Instead, you'll have a supply of scallions up to frost and beyond. I've one friend who loves green onions and first planted a 10' or so row. About a month later, he planted a second row of the same length. Now the first row was gone a week or so ago and more sets were planted.

    Martin
     

  3. poppy

    poppy Guest

    I agree. We plant them clear through summer at intervals. Here they do get to be hotter in the summer, but still taste mighty good.
     
  4. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ah, I am so happy!

    I don't need more keepers, I just love green onions! :dance:

    I'm off to plant. Well, after I get the laundry done. ;)

    Pony!