Leeks Vinaigrette

This great onion recipe comes from Dixondale Farms! If you have an onion recipe you’d like us to share, please email it to customerservice@dixondalefarms.com. Making the Leeks Vinaigrette Trim tough, dark greens from leeks; discard. Halve leeks, lengthwise, and cut off root ends, leaving as much…

Proper Time to Harvest

With our customers in the south nearing harvest, we wanted to provide a refresher on when it’s time to harvest. One way you will know your onions are nearing harvest is by keeping track of the number of leaves on your onion plants. While 13 is…

Ideal Size of Your Onion Plants

Every season, many customers contact us regarding plant size. Optimal plant size at the time of transplanting is about that of a pencil, ≈1 cm or slightly less than ½ inch in diameter, which usually translates to the plant having 4 leaves. If an onion…

What to Know About Fall Onions

Planting For Fall Harvest? If you plant onions now, they’ll start bulbing (pushing away the surrounding soil) very soon, even though the onions have not fully developed. This is because bulbing is triggered not by plant size, but by daylength. Spring planting allows time for…

Watering Your Onion Patch

The right amount of moisture is key in your onion patch. When watering your onions, there is a fine line that must not be crossed when it comes to the amount of water your onions need. Onion plants require adequate water to produce high yields,…

Reaching Full Onion Bulb Potential

Most Dixondale Farms customers strive to grow the largest onions possible. Providing your plants with enough space to bulb is crucial starting from the day you plant your onions. We recommend planting your onions no more than 1/2 to 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart. These…

Protect Your Onions from a Freeze

Onions can withstand light to heavy frosts and moderate freezes, but hard freezes can result in onion damage. Covering the plants with a protective covering or tarp will greatly reduce freeze damage, especially if temperatures are dropping below 20˚F. We say that onion plants can survive…

Preparing a Weed Free Onion Patch

Keeping your onion beds weed free is important as weeds compete with onions for nutrients. Below are some tips for preparing your beds in advance to keep you onion patch weed free. Preparing Your Beds in Advance Annual weeds respond to a wide range of…