Days to Germination: 5-12 days
Direct sow as soon as the soil can be worked. To raise Onions from transplants, sow seed in flats ½” apart. Provide warmth, ventilation and even moisture. Prepare the Onion bed in full sun with organic fertilizer, well-rotted manure and/or compost. Transplant the tiny seedlings when the danger of frost has passed, planting rather shallowly, with as little root disturbance as possible. Water Onions regularly and feed as needed with kelp or fish emulsion. Toward the end of their growing cycle, begin to hold back on watering. When most of the Onion greens have fallen over, stop watering for 1 week. Then, gently pull out the Onions and leave them on top of the dry soil for a couple of days, if weather permits. For “scallion”-type of Onions, harvest by pulling gently at the base of the greens, when the desired size has been reached (the smaller the better).
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