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First time planting onion...bulbs? sts?

Posted by florafauna 6 Boston (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 27, 09 at 16:58


If someone could tell me how to properly refer to these I'd appreciate it - I know they're red onions but bunches or sets I don''t know. My plan is to cut off the dying shrively green leaves/stalks and plant them in a raised bed (9 to a sq ft) after dumping a handful of dehydrated cow manure in the hole as I read somewhere else that nitrogen is good for onions since the leaves are the layers of the onions.


1. Is it ok to cut off the tops so new growth can start?

2. If so, how deep should I plant them - with just the open part of the cut leaves at the surface?

Any help is appreciated!

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