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Onions in the year 2011

Post  Bobpick on 4/30/2010, 2:10 pm

I bought 3 pounds of onion starters, and planted about 2 pounds already. I ran out of my planned room of 8 squares and planted them in small row-like areas around the property. If I don't harvest these "strays" until 2011, will they still be good for harvesting in 2011?

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Re: Onions in the year 2011

Post  Retired Member 1 on 4/30/2010, 3:29 pm

Well, the definitive answer to that is "it depends". Onion are a biennial so theoretically you could harvest them in a year before they go to seed. But depending on your climate they might not make it that long (they wouldn't in Texas). If you are in a cold clime, you should be able to mulch them good to keep from freezing and harvest them all winter. At least that is what I've read.

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