Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 8:51 am

» Comfrey
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:29 am

» GF Books
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:16 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Today at 6:59 am

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Today at 4:36 am

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco Yesterday at 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:25 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:19 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by reynajrainwater Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:25 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 Yesterday at 1:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:25 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 12:19 am

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising 3/24/2017, 10:15 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by mlpii66 3/24/2017, 8:33 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 3/24/2017, 7:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson 3/24/2017, 5:00 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker 3/24/2017, 4:23 am

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 3/23/2017, 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising 3/23/2017, 9:34 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 3/23/2017, 11:56 am

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 3/22/2017, 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals 3/22/2017, 2:30 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Onion question

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Onion question

Post  Icemaiden on 5/22/2010, 1:18 pm

Hi
I'm square footing for the first time this year. I bought onion sets and planted them 16 to the square which seems to be reccommended in the ANSFQG book. I also sowed from seed some very fetching-looking North Holland Blood Red onion. They are said to be easy spring or bulbing onion so I put those in at 16 to the square too. Only I'm thinking now that for spring onions they might have been closer? How many spring onions do you get to the square foot?
PS Not sure what you call spring onions but they are the ones you use raw, sort of pencil thickness usually.
Appreciate any advice about them.

Icemaiden

Posts : 334
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Iceland

View user profile http://squarefootgardening-kate.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  milaneyjane on 5/22/2010, 2:27 pm

Yes---I would have gone closer if you just wanted them for "green onions" rather than slicing onions. But that is just me Smile
avatar
milaneyjane

Posts : 420
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  Icemaiden on 5/22/2010, 2:37 pm

Thanks. I will do that next time. i might let these grow on to bulb if I can resist eating them (If they grow at all that is, best not count my chickens too soon).

Icemaiden

Posts : 334
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Iceland

View user profile http://squarefootgardening-kate.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  Lavender Debs on 5/22/2010, 3:13 pm

I did not know this my first year either Ice, but a spring onion is planted in the fall. I could be all wet though, we call them overwinter onions in the PNW.
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  Icemaiden on 5/22/2010, 3:26 pm

Really? This seed packet says sow Feb-Jul and harvest Apr-Oct.
Nothing over winters here in the veg garden. I tried purple sprouting broccoli one year and it looked great until Christmas and then lay down and died so I went back to buying calebrese plants.
This year I got seed for something called (stem) Kalibroc F1 which looks like green sprouting broccoli but seems to grow in one season (she says hopefully).

Icemaiden

Posts : 334
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Iceland

View user profile http://squarefootgardening-kate.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  Megan on 5/22/2010, 5:54 pm

I tried spring onions / scallions from seed this spring, and they didn't grow, as far as I can tell. Maybe I planted them too early... is it too late to try again?
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  martha on 5/22/2010, 10:32 pm

it is not too late to plant them again. My scallions take a long, long time to sprout, and then a pretty long time to grow.

Regarding spacing, I think 16 plants is the maximum that Mel recommends, but if you plant more and it works, then plant away!
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Onion question

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum