Given that this is basically the first year I've tried to legitimately grow onions, I'm curious as to where they should be right now in the growing process. I planted these transplants (not sets) on March 23.
I have two variesties: Copra (a long-day) and SuperStar (an intermediate-day). The SuperStars really took well once planted, but the Copras have taken a little longer to get established. At this point, the majority of the plants of either type have 4-6 leaves, although the SuperStar plants are generally larger and have more leaves overall.
So the question is...does anyone have a good feel for about how big these plants should be by now? I know the bulbing process is driven by sunlight hours, so I'm getting impatient waiting for more leaves to show up on my plants because of the quickly lengthening days of May. In this area, the length of the day (between sunrise and sunset) is about 14 hours right now, although I don't think that's an exact match for sunlight hours.
I'm not worried about getting huge onions or anything, but I would certainly love to have ones that are reasonably sized. And since I'm inexperienced with this, that little bit of worry is starting to creep in.