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Newbie Onion Grower

Posted by cojen 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 17, 06 at 12:38

I feel silly asking this but I just want to be sure....

When the onions are growing (red onions), is the bulb supposed to be under the soil or above?

Thank you so much.


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RE: Newbie Onion Grower

  • Posted by coho z8/9 N. Calif (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 17, 06 at 17:12

The bigger the bulb gets, the more it will be above the soil level. If you have a sunburn problem you can hill them up with loose soil. Likely not a problem in your zone. The bulb has to be free to expand.

RE: Newbie Onion Grower

We have very intense sun here. Our summer days are usually 95-104. Thank you for your info. I just wasn't sure if they needed to be above ground. I know my green onions are different but I just let those grow, never did anything to them but eat them. :)


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