I have never had much luck growing them... A friend of mine grows huge ones... Plants. Then when rooted removes dirt so they are essentially growing on top of ground... going to try it this year... He also claims that the sweeter you want them the more water you give them.
I have a small but really good location for growing some veggies but not others, I'm finding out...now I need to find out why.I've also never had luck growing onions, i just assumed the dirt here is not soft / sandy enough for them. I can get the plants to grow but they just didn't yield anything worth keeping.
That article pretty much confirms what i suspected, i need some sandy / loamy soil to grow onions. I already had 18 yards of topsoil added to my garden this year, planning on adding more next year.
I didn't know to trim them either and mine are way past due.I need to step-up my onion game it looks like!
Interesting about trimming the tops to make them grow big.
Does anyone know what kind of onions grow well in NY?
I tell ya, I eat a lot of taters and had for weeks been cutting eyes and putting them out in the mounds about once a week and had just about given up when they all started popping up about the same time.I planted a bunch of seed potatoes myself this year. We've had such a lousy spring we only got our garden planted a few weeks ago.
? by cutting eyes, do you mean planting potato peelings with eyes? if so how do you find which is better whole seed taters or peelings with eyes and the bounty after planting/harvesting?????? I have heard of using eyed peelings but never tried it!?I tell ya, I eat a lot of taters and had for weeks been cutting eyes and putting them out in the mounds about once a week and had just about given up when they all started popping up about the same time.
Right now most of em have pink or purple flowers on em.