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Onion problem

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:20 am
by RuHappy69
I planted onions in May and pretty much left them alone except for watering. Problem, they grew out of the ground where the 'Onion' was pretty much exposed rather than growing underground. I did exactly what the package said when I planted them so not sure what I did wrong? We pulled them today and plan on having them marinate overnight in red vinegar with some cucumbers I picked.

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:23 am
by jal_ut
You did well. That is what onions do. Enjoy.

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:52 pm
by garden5
Yep, that's a sign of success!

Just have a look at these: [img]https://dutchvalleygrowers.com/images_comm-farming/comm-onion_row.jpg[/img]

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:02 pm
by DoubleDogFarm
G5,

Those look good, what variety :?: Also, that caliper looks like a crab eating your onion. :)

Eric

Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:22 pm
by Alan in Vermont
My home started Walla Wallas are the only really good thing I'm getting so far. They are getting big and the tips of the leaves are starting to go brown so it's almost time.

Amazing how they just about grow on top of the ground.

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:19 am
by farmerlon
Like a lot of folks, I used to think that Onions are a "root crop" ... but the onion bulb is actually an extension (or termination) of the leaf. The roots of the plant stick out of the bottom of the leaf "bulb".

I don't know if I described that in the best way :? ... but, I hope you get the idea.

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:59 pm
by garden5
DoubleDogFarm wrote:G5,

Those look good, what variety :?: Also, that caliper looks like a crab eating your onion. :)

Eric
That's just an image I found on Google :oops:; mine don't look that great (though next year they may...hopefully :wink: ).

I just put that pic up in order to showcase and example.

Farmer, you got it right: the roots and the bulb are two different parts of the onion.