How to Grow:
Onions are planted 1/2 inch deep, 16 per square foot, in full sun to part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Onions will be ready to harvest within 60-120 days. Provide consistent moisture. Stop watering when the tops fall over.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.
|Arugula||Marigolds||Beans (bush & pole)|
|Broccoli||Pumpkin||Southern Peas (Black-Eyed Peas)|
|Cucumbers||Summer Squash (Zucchini)|
|Kohlrabi||Tomatoes (bush & vine)|
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for onions:
Onions are ready to harvest within 60-120 days. Onion tops should turn brown and fall over when the bulbs are almost ready. Once the tops dry up, harvest the onions and place them on drying racks in a dark, dry place.
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