Newbie Onion Grower

cojenJune 17, 2006

I feel silly asking this but I just want to be sure....

When the onions are growing (red onions), is the bulb supposed to be under the soil or above?

Thank you so much.


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coho(z8/9 N. Calif)

The bigger the bulb gets, the more it will be above the soil level. If you have a sunburn problem you can hill them up with loose soil. Likely not a problem in your zone. The bulb has to be free to expand.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 5:12PM
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We have very intense sun here. Our summer days are usually 95-104. Thank you for your info. I just wasn't sure if they needed to be above ground. I know my green onions are different but I just let those grow, never did anything to them but eat them. :)


    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 5:16PM
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