So I got sucked in yesterday at the local greenhouse - I went looking for horseradish root and ended up leaving with some along with about 8 different types of onion & shallot sets!
I normally don't plant my onions until I do the rest of the garden in mid-late May but was thinking since the weather is starting to warm and the soil is "workable" I could probably start them soon.
Anyway, I've heard a few different methods (or additives) to use when planting onions to keep the onions maggots at bay.
This is what I've heard/read:
i - put down a layer of fresh(unused) coffee grounds and sprinkle with granular sugar before planting
ii - put down a layor of used coffee grounds before planting OR sprinkle over onions after planting
iii - put down a layer of DE before planting.
Last year I planted white, yellow and red onions - I found that the yellow had the most damage and the red almost none - coincidence?? (the red also stored the best)
Anybody try any of these? Any other suggestions?