Planting Out Transplants.......

cugal(5b-6a NE Ks)March 31, 2014

The time here in NE Kansas is nigh for planting out onion transplants............ Actually the whole month of April will work.......

My question(s): Are these transplants big enough to plant? They were sown in early January under lights with heat mats & have since been hardened off.......

Secondly, how many ppm of N should these transplants be getting while in their current stage of growth?

Pic was taken 2 weeks ago.........

Sorry for the dupe pic............ Gremlins......

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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

I'm in Nebraska, zone 4/5. I couldn't put any onions out yet because of the chance of freezing. If the green stems froze it would set them back and that would hurt the crop.
You said something about hardening them off. As long as they won't freeze it's probably fine. Even hardened plants can freeze, though.
What beautiful plants. Great job with them! What do you make with them? Do you make a lot of salsa or these are just onions for the entire fall/winter/spring?
Heidi in Nebraska

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 5:13PM
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cugal(5b-6a NE Ks)

Thanks Heidi! This is my third year growing transplants, soooo, I've a great deal to learn.......

Our LFD is around May 5Th (historically) & with our current wild weather, who knows? Not uncommon to see snow in NE Kansas in April & even May. We had snow last May! I think I'll wait a bit, even though our extension calender says to plant in the first three weeks of April........

We do indeed make lots of salsa, but my main focus is having storage onions for as long as possible....

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 8:02PM
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