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When to plant onions

Posted by ania_ca 10 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 9, 09 at 17:24

I know in my zone, onions are supposed to be planted in September/October. What will happen if I start earlier and start them from seed when it's still hot?

I have bunching onions growing now and they are doing well.


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RE: When to plant onions

Your onions are much more likely to bolt if planted too early. Whereas bunching onions are often pulled up, with one stalk being replanted and, the whole "bunching" thing starts over again.

If I understand the whole "bolting-bunching" thing correctly: When onions bolt, the bulb is actually starting to divide or multiply (bunching). With bunching onions this (bolting) is exactly what we want them to do.

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