DFWers, have you planted onions yet?

marti8aFebruary 10, 2014

We intended to plant seedlings Feb 1, but it's been too cold or rainy to do it yet.

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Lynn Marie

I planted onion bulbs a couple of weeks ago. I hope they come up. One or two tried to send up a stalk, but they broke off either from the cats or the cold. I have some growing that I planted this fall that are alive still. That is ALL that is alive in my garden though!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 6:55PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Watching a neighbor who was a serious onion grower made it obvious we lack the skill, discipline, and patience for a fraction of their success. Scallions from seed are more our speed. We'll probably start sowing more of the following during March. They're only 60 days to maturity and really seem to grow pretty well staggered year-round here - though we didn't have any left in the ground during our recent 3-day freeze with mid-teen lows to know how they would have endured.

Here is a link that might be useful: Burpee onion 'Big Bunch'

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 10:30PM
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msjam2

Oh dear, I bought some fron calloways last week and planted them, hope they do ok in this weather.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 10:58PM
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Syntria(8a)

I love Calloways! I plan to buy onions and potatoes from them soon. Building my raised beds this weekend. :) Hope to put them into the ground next week sometime. To early to plant potatoes though right?

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 7:07PM
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centexan254 zone 8 Temple, Tx

I am bit south of DFW in the Bell County area. We were thankfuly spared the brutal ice storms y'all got this winter. I planted Bonnie onions that were already started in Oct. They seem to be doing just fine. They were one of the few plants that survived with no protection. I planted cabbage seedling at the same time. Two survived, and started forming heads last week. I will be picking up more of the Bonnie onions for containers in a couple of weeks. Though I will have a bunch of onions in with my tomato, and pepper plants this year as well.

I have had no luck starting from seeds, The weather here has been to far one way, or the other.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 6:13PM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

I have onion all year but did plant about 100 new ones in January and they look great and the potatoes are just now popping out also the snow peas are up about 6 inches and look good. All the lettuces are up I have never had any luck with cabbage it seems like the bugs like it better than me.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 7:27PM
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DragonFlyTx

I started my red onion seedlings in seedling containers about 8 days ago. They haven't popped their little young heads up yet. However my Tomato seedlings are doing wonderful so far.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:08AM
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phyllisb2008(8 DFW)

We are getting ice right this minute so I hope everythiing makes it. Poor plants so cold.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 1:39AM
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DallasUrbanFarmer

My onions are solid frozen right now. Not sure what to expect, but keeping fingers crossed. Out of laziness - and fed up with all these crazy temp fluctuations - didn't bother covering them last night. We'll see if I get punished.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 10:19AM
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marti8a

My garden was pounded with little ice pellets yesterday and the stuff is still sitting on the onions. I hope they make it.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 12:59PM
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