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onion bunches planting

Posted by zergas z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 3, 07 at 12:22

Ok so i jumped the gun and my onion bunches from dixondale will arrive some time next week 7-9 march.
They say the onion will live off the bulb for up to 3 weeks if its too cold to plant...
My soil is not frozen and my temps for the next couple of weeks is highs of 40,s lows in the 20-25 range.
Is it to cold to plant my onions? AT what temps will the onions die?
will it help if i cover them with some transparent plastic 6 mill thickness?
Thank you in advance.

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RE: onion bunches planting

Dan I guess you did jump the gun!!!!I'am in the U.P. of Mi. and we got 2 ft of snow and it was 28 below zero last night. I would wait as long as you can to plant. If you put clear plastic over them I think the sun would cook them as the sun is realy hot this time of the year. It got up to 15 degrees today and the icicles were dripping . If the plants were dry I would keep them cool and dry If they are damp or green I would put them in the fridg in the crisper. I have my onions from dixondale shipped the end of april. GOOD LUCK keep us posted

RE: onion bunches planting

wow i did not get 1 foot of snow combined all winter!
well i planted them all today weather forecast looks good...
been in the high 40's last 3 days, 55 for tomorrow and 60 for tuesday so i have high hopes lol.

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