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Old 02-07-2011, 08:42 PM
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Sounds good to me.
Mine look sad..LOL

Didnt all grow last year.
Garden was lousy last year.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:48 PM
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Bali,,I hope you have a great garden this year.. I am making raised beds this year.. I need to get the cender blocks out of the chicken yard so I can finish putting my old compost in there ,I am wanting to plant something ,,even if it is cold,hahahaha.. Come on spring,,I know I got garlic and horse ralash out there some where.lol. Just not for sure with all the snow on top of them.lol
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Hey Bali, the onion queen! I never did seeds indoors for onions and just bought some pks today, plus seeds you sent me. What do I wanna do, fill a big potting tray with potting soil, do I need to keep it warm inside, or can I set it on my unheated sunporch inside? I wanna give it a try, last year not sure what happened but I threw them in garden and they disappeared on me? Help!
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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GROW GIANT ONIONS FROM SEEDS!

About 14 to 16 weeks before your last frost date is the best time to start onion seeds indoors if you want to grow giant onions. Onion seedlings can be transplanted into the garden early, as soon as the soil can be worked.

Fill a deep flat or pots 4 to 6 inches deep with good seed starting mix to about 1 inch of the top. (Make sure your seed starting mix has been moistened). Then either broadcast the seeds over the surface or plant them in rows in the seed starting tray. Cover the seeds with about 1/4 inch of seed starting mix. Place the seed tray or pots in a large plastic bag or cover with clear domes until the seeds germinate, usually in 6 to 16 days. After they emerge, remove the plastic covering and place in a sunny window or other bright light and keep the soil moist. Feed the plants with a weak solution of a liquid natural fertilizer if the leaves become pale green. Bright light and cool temperatures are important for seedling growth. It will take about 8 to 10 weeks for the onion seedlings to reach the 6 to 8 inch stage. At that point, cut the tops with a scissors to 3 to 4 inches high.

Once the soil in the garden has thawed and is dried enough to work up, spread a well-balanced fertilizer over the soil surface and work it in. Plant the seedlings about 2 inches deep and space about 2 to 4 inches apart. Using Planting Paper will keep the soil warm, hold in moisture and keep weeds from growing around the onions until they are established. Fertilize a couple times during the summer and keep the rows weed-free as onions do not like competition. Harvest when the tops die back naturally in fall. If conditions are dry, lay them on top of the ground for a few days to cure. If rain threatens, move them to an airy shed or garage. After curing, cut the tops to about 1 inch from the bulb and store them in a mesh bag in a cool, dry, airy place.

For giant onions, we recommend Candy, Ailsa Craig Exhibition, Walla Walla, Sierra Blanca, Red Zeppelin and Yellow Sweet Spanish.

For onions that keep all winter, try Copra and Red Wing.

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Thank you so much, onion breath, I'm gonna give it a shot soon! I'm gonna have to run for more froze bags of potting mix at Lowes again. I went through about 8 bgs so far. We'll see what happens! Got some walla walla!
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it said 7 inches an cut them.. The guy on here said 3 or 4

b??????????Who knows?
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Yea I saw that was Santoury aka/tsilentseed, I'll go with what he says, he does this for a living!
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Oh cool ,
Wonder why he enjoys this place.

Smarter than us.

Well I am easy to beat.

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I do do this for a living, but that doesn't have anything to do with anybody's intelligence. I love sharing info with others, and learning from others as well.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:57 AM
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:18 AM
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I started onion seeds too. Walla walla. Tried to sow them in the garden last year but they didn't make it. This time I'm starting indoors and hope I succeed!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:36 AM
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They are long time to grow to bulb. My friend starts in January inside.
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Hey Bali I threw a few in a pot on my outporch about a week ago, nothing yet. How about yours girl?
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Mine are growing but I keep them cut back to make bulbs larger..i didn't put forth a lot of effort this your.

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Hey Bali I just saw a site and they plant lettuce in hanging baskets on porch now, sounds easy, just go to porch and collect your fresh salad, yum! I may throw some lettuce seed in a hanger soon. I bought some cheap lettuce leaf seeds! Ya want any seeds?
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