The onion starts arrived from Dixondale Farms a few days ago, so I’ve been anxious to get them in the garden. The raised beds on the side of my house had been resting since I pulled up the peppers and tomatoes before the first freeze, about a month ago. Today I amended the soil with some worm castings, may favorite soil amendment, raked them in, then loosened the soil with the rake. I poked holes for the onions using a wooden stake, meant for marking herbs, because it was pointed and just laying around. No fancy tools here. Then I planted about 50 onions, composed of 3 short day varieties. Not all of them will make it, some, especially the red variety, in my experience, will bolt (go to seed). When that happens, a rigid stalk shoots up from the middle and forms a bulb at the end. I’ll post their progress as time goes on, and post pictures of the bolted ones as well.
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