my onions are sown!

Root Vegetables, Starting Seeds

I always look forward so much to the first day of planting seeds. For me, that’s TODAY, February 5!! Seeds in the onion family are my the first vegetable to go in. I planted nine 6-packs. I like to grow a lot of onions for myself and I also plant some to give some to my gardener friends.

The onion family (Alliaceae) includes onions, leeks, bunching onions, shallots, and others.

Varieties I planted this year are: ONIONS: Red Wethersfield, Yankee, Patterson, Bridger, and Cabernet. LEEKS: Bandit. BUNCHING ONIONS: Red Beard.

I plant my onions 12 weeks before my last spring frost. Other gardeners recommend 2,4,8, or 10 weeks, but 12 weeks has worked well for me for the past 10 years or so. I’m working on updating my Calendar App to share my planting schedules. My app is being totally re-coded. I have removed it from sale for now and will post again when its available.


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  • Dave@HappyAcres
    February 7, 2020 7:30 AM

    Parsley is always the first thing I plant and it’s time for me to get mine started!

    • OMG – I forgot about my parsley! Somehow I didn’t get it on my list. Thank you for reminding me. I always plant parsley, celery and celeriac with my onions. Maybe since I’m skipping the celery and celeriac this year I forgot the parsley. I don’t know. But I’m going to plant my parsley today.


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