Storing onion sets

brent_in(z5 IN)March 8, 2006

I just bought some onion sets. What is the best way to store them for about 4 months? I think I remember hearing something somewhere about puting them in a bag with something else and stick them in the fridge. I know by themselves in the fridge is a bad idea.

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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

Put them in a mesh bag, like an onion bag from the store. Hang in a cool, dry, airy dark place. Perhaps a basement.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 8:43PM
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mamabear2(z4/5Bk HillsSD)

Last year I bought some sets (the ones that come tyed together in packs of 50) from a local greenhouse and was very impressed with how they had thrown the sets in some planting mix/starter mix in a large planter box on the outside of one of their greenhouses which was protected with a pergola. Now this was later in the spring (possibly May even June). I was running all over the country side looking for onion sets because I had procrastinated and they were gone. So I know it was fairly late. My point is, this year I'm buying them as soon as they arrive in the local greenhouses and throwing them in a pot in a nice warm sunny place until they can be set out. The sets I bought last year were so healthy and did very well in our garden.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 10:07AM
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