I planted my onion sets this weekend!
It's hard to believe but I've NEVER grown onions. We don't eat a ton of onions around here but I've been shocked at the price tags at the store. So I bought an Intermediate Day "Sampler" from Dixondale Farms. My favorites are red onions, they just seem crisper to me. But not being an onion aficionado I figured I couldn't go wrong with the sampler.
Dixondale sends you a nice brochure with recommendations on how to grow the best onions.
I planted mine in one of the raised beds and noted that I didn't have the correct fertilizer combination that they recommended. Oh well... I'll try to make a note of it and buy the correct combination later.
At least Miss Ginny approves of my onion planting skills. The brochure suggested planting them 2" apart if you want to eat green onions as you go, pulling every other onion and allowing the ones left behind to grow to maturity. So that's what I did. The bed I planted them in had some leaves on top so I just brushed those to the side, planted the sets and then bruched the leaf mulch back around the onions. The brochure said that when the onions start to "bulb" you should brush away all mulch.
So here we go! Hopefully I'll get a nice harvest. Just to look at it, it's a LOT of onions. Try not to cry. The crying will come later when I cutting em all up.