It’s time to get the onion sets in the ground!
As usual, I over-ordered. I got 150 onion plants, delivered from Dixondale Farms on Wednesday – 100 Red Candy Apple and 50 Red River!
As usual, it is raining on onion planting day, cold, light but steady rain, falling, falling, falling.
It will be cold and damp in the garden. My hands will be numb by the time these babies are in the ground but…this is the best time and the best type of weather to put them in the garden.
Holes are dug with my compost fork, sets are dropped in, no deeper than an inch and soil is firmed around each one.
A light dusting of straw is put in place and now its time for the onions to get started. They will relax into the rich, moist earth and the magic of the
soil will start its work.
Once planted, onions need a bit of food, every 2 weeks. Mine get homemade fish emulsion from my 55 gallon drum of fertilizer.
Then, come June, I will have 150 gorgeous, red globes of onion waiting to be harvested just like these beauties from my 2016 crop.
Want more on how to plant and grow onions? Check out my full post with tips and tricks for growing these beautiful additions to your garden!