jal_ut wrote:Onions are cool weather plants. They can survive some freezing nights. I would wait till the snow is off though.
Small onion plants in a bundle can be stored quite nicely in the refrigerator for a time.
Ya, deer, I too have seen them in the garden nibbling on the garlic and onion starts.
Some time back when I had some dogs, I staked a long cable down along the long side of the garden, back about 8 feet, and put a pulley and short chain on the cable to tie a dog to. The dog then had the run of the length of garden, tho could
not actually get in the garden. That really helped keep critters out.
I put a radio in the corn patch to keep out raccoons. This may discourage deer too?
Per Dixondale onions should not be planted out if temps will be below 20. Also the leeks tend to bolt if planted too early, or so I've read. I think next weekend will be good.
My dog would do little to deter the deer, unless she was out 24/7, they would not hesitate to come when she's not there. They are afraid of little around here, and this time of year when there is nothing growing, they will eat anything. They even ate christmas hollies and boxwoods.