Why can I only grow Marbles? Want Big Onions!
We LOVE onions, use them for everything... I've tried for YEARS to grow large onions (at least as large as average in stores), but all I grow is onions the size of MARBLES!
Over the years, I've tried sets, plants, seeds, but I get the same result.... I live in a shady area, and assumed it was just not enough sun or length of day in sun, but the past two years I've had a community plot where that is not a problem... still no luck. I obviously really don't know what the heck I'm doing!
I need help... Plants, sets, or seeds.... How deep should the sets be planted... Why do the tops dry up and fall over too soon... there is still almost 2 months of growing season here in MN, and I see neighboring garden plots with still green tops... My soil had been tested by U of M, and doesn't seem to be deficient... Do I need to use extra fertilizer? If so, how much?.... What about mulch? I plant them about 4 inches apart from each other, just wide enough to get small triangular hoe between for weeding.. What about varieties? What is short season, long season plants... How much watering?
Any help you Onion and Garlic lovers can give me will be appreciated... Thanks for any help! Gary
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