New garden - having trouble growing onions
Hi all - I need onion growing help. I have a fairly new vegetable garden - 21/2 years. I started with typical central Maine soil - rocky and acidic. I have added lime and organic matter. I know it is going to be a few more years before I can expect my soil to be decent. While I was generally pleased with what I harvested both this year and last - I am not doing well with onions. I got a harvest of tiny onions last season. This year I planted seedlings of two types of onions and leeks. I have been watering regularly, side dressed them once. They are green and healthy and growing very very slowly. I looked at my mom's onions yesterday and realized how slow indeed! While it would be nice to get something this fall I am mostly wondering about getting better results next year. Any ideas - more lime, compost??? FWIW Tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squashes, carrots, beans, cabbages, kohlrabi, various greens, lettuces etc.. produced enough to make me happy.