February 06, 2016
Botanical Interests seeds are about to arrive on our sales floor. Our good friends there sent some helpful info on starting onions:
Onion seeds should be started indoors (with the exception of the South) 10 to12 weeks ahead of your average last spring frost, and transplanted out 4 to 6 weeks before your average last spring frost. Leeks and shallots also follow the onion rule- the bigger the transplant, the bigger the potential yield, so start these early (8 to 10 weeks before average last spring frost). Shallots are cold hardy and can also be transplanted out in the fall, and over-wintered from Alaska to Hawaii to S. Florida.
Growing onions from seed versus starter plants offers a wider variety, is less expensive, and gives you more control over growing conditions and inputs like fertilizer or pesticides. Plus, we are all itching to get our hands dirty again!
Tips for growing onions, leeks, and shallots
Bulbing onions require special attention at sowing because their growth is triggered by day length (latitude). Understanding what varieties grow best in your area is the first step to success.
May 23, 2019
Get ready, salads--home-grown cukes are on the way!
This cool, summer, salad "must" is very easy to grow, and there is a cucumber variety to fit everyone's preference.
May 17, 2019
April 28, 2018
Deep breath, enjoy the smell of lilacs and know spring has finally arrived! Our Bloomerang series of lilacs offer spectacular color and fragrance, but what is unique is later in the season a second set of blooms appear!
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