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Post  Cajunsmoke14 on 12/8/2013, 8:07 pm

Hello all,

I am planning and thinking about my spring SFG. This will be my 1st spring garden. I want to plant some onions, being from Louisiana I use alot of onions.

I want to plant the Candy and Red Candy Apple variety. According to what I have learned from the book u can plant 16 onion plants per square. The Candy varieties get large, Candy up to 6"; and the Red Candy up to 3".

What I am thinking is that when they bulb, if planted 16 per square they will stay small because of crowding.

Am I thinking this wrong? Should I plant less per square because of the size?

All advise welcome.

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Post  plantoid on 12/8/2013, 8:27 pm

Mel's  charts are for guidance , if you know the spacing size is different due to the variety you have then use that varieties recommended spacing's .

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Post  meatburner on 12/8/2013, 8:59 pm

Cajun, if you want to end up with 4 per square, still plant more than that and thin as green onions.  Actually, I do that on purpose because we prefer green onions through the summer and end up with plenty full size to cure and give away.

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Re: Onion question

Post  plantoid on 12/8/2013, 9:13 pm

That's a good one , I didn't think of that one Meatburner .


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Post  camprn on 12/8/2013, 9:13 pm

Are you planning to plant seed or sets?

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Post  Cajunsmoke14 on 12/8/2013, 10:20 pm

@camprn wrote:Are you planning to plant seed or sets?
I'm gonna plant sets. It may be to late to plant seeds, and sets would be easier for my first time.

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Post  camprn on 12/8/2013, 10:44 pm

If you can pick your sets out of a large bin, pick the smallest ones. Small onion sets typically make better onions. I would agree with Plantoid, go with a wider spacing. If it were my garden  I would probably do offset spacing with 5 (like on dice) in one square and then 4 (in a diamond) in the next square and so on.

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Post  Cajunsmoke14 on 12/11/2013, 11:28 pm

Thanks for all the info, I am going to order 1 bunch of Red Candy and 1 Texas Sweet

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