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question regarding transplants

Posted by woohooman San Diego CA 10a (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 28, 12 at 23:11

So far, I've only had success growing leeks and scallions. I've tried Utah Jumbo, but "Jumbo" they are not.

I have a variety of red and I've read that starting from sprouts is the way to go. So, I have a tub of sprouts about 10 in. long -- they're ready to go in the ground.

Let me try to get this right-- although I don't have dibble, I was going to use a pencil and poke holes 3 in. deep. Drop them in said holes and loosely fill with fine soil. Then trim the leaves to about 1 in. above surface.

Is that correct?

I've also read that they like Nitrogen. Is this true? I know they like Phosphorus, never heard they also like Nitro.
Should I be going heavy on the bone meal AND the cottonseed and/or regular feedings of fish fert. through the season?



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RE: question regarding transplants

You wrote: "I've tried Utah Jumbo, but "Jumbo" they are not. "

That's because it's a long-day onion. You need a kind that's categorized as short-day.

To be successful with bulbing onions in your region, ask the nearby large garden centers what's the best kind to grow.

And/or contact the Master Gardeners at the San Diego Extension Service office. Find that office with this clickable map:

Here is a link that might be useful: locate your county's Extension Service office

RE: question regarding transplants


I thought they were more of an intermediate-day. So, even if I grow Utah Jumbos in the SUMMER, they probably won't do well here?

Frickin' Home Depot! They're purchasers need to more "locale specific" when it comes to the seeds they order.



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