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How deep to plant potato onions

Post  dixie on 3/9/2016, 3:14 pm

Hi Y'all, I'm back for my annual check in.  I received my potato onions from Fedco Seeds today & need to know how deep to plant them. Last year I evidently planted them too deep as they were growing like bonkers & suddenly ALL of them up & died.  Any help is appreciated.

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Post  camprn on 3/9/2016, 4:04 pm

Didn't they come with planting instructions?

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Post  dixie on 3/9/2016, 5:10 pm

Instructions were for generalized onion culture, nothing specific for potato onions.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/9/2016, 6:17 pm

Hi Dixie!  Great to see you back again!

I think I planted mine the past year like you do regular onions, a bit of the point breaking thru.  The year before I buried them completely.    They popped up like shallots either way.  Not sure I'll be planting them this year.  Both harvests were the same  - small onions but plentiful.    

Wonder why you lost yours.  Did you have a lot of rain last year and they rotted?

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Post  dixie on 3/9/2016, 7:05 pm

I buried them completely & we did have plenty of rain.  I'll not plant them as deep this year.

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Post  camprn on 3/9/2016, 8:46 pm

@dixie wrote:Instructions were for generalized onion culture, nothing specific for potato onions.
Oh,that's so sad. Pfft.

I would plant the bulb like a shallot, halfway in only.

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