|Plant onions in ammended soils and at the same depth as they were |
growing as transplants. You can see where that was on the transplant.
Soil was enhanced with a phosphorus fertilizer.
The middle of March is the time to plant onions and sweet corn. Onions are planted from small plants called transplants. Many onion transplants can be started from seed the previous October or they can be ordered online now from places like Dixondale Farms in Texas. Other places have them as well.
|Onion transplants are planted right along side the drip|
tubing or drip tape in this case.
|I like to use mulch for onions growing in the desert. This is straw mulch.|
It helps to conserve water and keep the soil moist. Evenly moist soils is
important for good buld development.
|This is Walla Walla and typical of the sizes you will get|
if you amend desert soils, keep the soil moist and
sidedress with nitrogen once a month.
|Red candy apple onion. Great onion bud does not develop|
the same size as Candy, Contessa, Big Daddy and other yellow/white