Onion Plant Size

We received many phone calls and emails with customers asking us about onion plant size. Onion Plant Size is determined by a few factors. Optimal plant size at the time of transplanting is about that of a pencil, ≈1 cm or slightly less than ½…

How to Plant Onion Transplants

Prepare before you plant your onion transplants While the enclosed plants may appear dry, don’t be alarmed; they’re simply dormant. Don’t worry if you can’t plant them immediately, even if the roots and tips begin to dry out. The onions can live off the bulb…

Growing Onions in Containers

Downsizing your garden? Moving to a smaller yard? Want to still enjoy home-grown onions? Growing onions in containers could be your answer! Container gardening differs from conventional gardening a bit. We have summarized and provided the essentials for growing onions in containers below. Container selection…

What Makes Onions Sweet

Ever wondered what makes an onion sweet? Well, it’s basically how much water is in it. Onions contain roughly 90% water. Sweetness in onions is another way of saying that they lack pungency and are relatively mild. Surprisingly, sugars have nothing to do with it. Some pungent onions actually…

Furrow Irrigating Your Onion Beds

Furrow irrigation is sometimes referred to as flood irrigation. This is where we get the term “flood the beds”. Many customers ask us which is the preferred method of irrigating onions, and we usually recommend this method. Read on to learn more about furrow irrigating…

Four Keys to Onion Growing Success

The 4 Keys to Onion Growing Success are Location, Soil Preparation, Water and Protection from the start. Be sure to follow these pillars for healthy, hearty plants! Location Full sun and good soil drainage are essential, so choose a location that gets plenty of direct…

Checkbook Method to Watering Onions

Onion watering, finding the right balance Onions are highly sensitive to underwatering and overwatering. Research has shown that a single episode of moderate water stress any time from the four-leaf stage to the eight-leaf stage can result in reduced bulb single-centeredness. With these facts in…

Thrip Management

Warmer weather can sometimes bring unwanted pests in the garden. Thrips are the most damaging insects to the leaves of onions. They thrive when conditions are hot and dry. Cool weather slows their development, and heavy rain or overhead irrigation can significantly lower the population….