cgantt
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Onions. My first time planting them. Any advice?

I have several varieties of onions I would like to plant this year. I bought the little "bulbs" in packs from a garden center. Do I hill these like one would a potato or do I just plant them 6" apart and let them go? I believe they are all long day varieties as well.

Also while we are on the subject. I have some green bunching seeds. Is there anything special I should do with them?

As always, thanks in advance for the replies.
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Oh dear. I am afraid that in SC you may want short day onions. The long day onions will grow and make good green onions, but may be reluctant to bulb.

Yes, plant 6 inches apart. You don't need to plant them very deep. Just deep enough to barely cover them. You can plant them now. You could have probably planted them a month ago. They do well with a good nitrogen content in the soil. Good Luck.
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These threads should help you out :D :


[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22213&highlight=onions]STARTING ONIONS FROM SEED[/url]

[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4656&highlight=onions]STARTING SEEDS: ONIONS[/url]

[url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25345&highlight=onions]ZONE 5: ONIONS[/url]
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Oh, forgot to comment on the seeds. I grow onions from seed. Just plant them 1/2 inch deep where they will grow. The bunching onions are for green onions.
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