Seed Swaps

Onion, Yellow    

I made a raised row about a foot and a half wide and covered it with 3-foot wide black plastic mulch.

Then I made small slits about 3-inches apart in both directions and pushed an onion bulb through each slit.

Two bags of onion sets of about 80 bulbs each covered about 7 feet of row.

It has worked very well keeping the weeds down.

I don’t think the bulbs are overcrowded, but next year I think I should try spacing them either 4 or 6 inches apart.

Also, although they seem to be getting enough water, I think I should make a depression down the middle of the row to collect water and allow it to seep through the slits.

Edit: 3 inches apart is definitely too close together, the onions are barely the size of golf balls.

This planting has been archived (Harvested).

Latest Milestone Harvesting

Quantity: 1

Plant Onion Allium cepa var. cepa 4910
Variety Yellow 286


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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived



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