My Onions

Green Onion - Already popping through the ground after just a week.
@webeishere (36355)
United States
May 5, 2009 1:34pm CST
This is a shot of one of many white onions I planted about a week ago. Many have popped through the soil already. Here's something I did not know about these. Plant them about 1/2 inch into the soil for salad onions with the green tops. Plant them 2 inches deep and let grow till the green tops fall off then they will be the standard large white onion. Have you grown any type of onions? Did you know this about onions being grown both ways from the same bulb? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dlr297 (5358)
• United States
5 May 09
we always put in a variety of onions and have had some good luck with them, this year we have put in some of the green onions which i love to add to everything, and we put in some of the Texas sweet onions, and some Valida onions, and some red onions. For the bigger onions, something that we do is when they start to get big is to keep the dirt brushed off the top of them so you can see the top of the onion, and they grow bigger.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
5 May 09
The green tops are great for salads & adding as flavor to many things cooked. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 May 09
We have only grown the green onions. I sure didn't know that the depth of planting them make a difference on the size that way. Thank you for the lesson in planting onions.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
5 May 09
HAHAHA! This is the first year I read the directions for planting them. Thayt's how I found this out. Too funny huh? I'm the type that doesn't read directions till it's too late. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
5 May 09
You mean we are supposed to read directions? Well, on some things I do try to read the directions but so many places are making the print so tiny even with glasses and magnifying glass it is next to impossible to read.
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
5 May 09
One year we planted about a thousand onion sets, don't ask me why so many, because I don't know..lol. We planted red onions and walla walla's (yellow onion), and the red onions did a whole lot better than the yellow ones did, they didn't get very big. I didn't know about planting them a certain way, maybe we'll have to try it sometime.
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@Darkwing (21588)
17 May 09
Yes, I've grown salad onions. I didn't let them go on to be large ones. I'm lucky because there's a guy in the village who grows a lot of produce and he's very generous in giving me lots when they're harvested. They always taste so much better, including the onions and the cucumbers are so full of flavour, that I look forward to them each year. Brightest Blessings.
• United States
14 May 09
i have been having trouble growing any onions infact i am having trouble growing a lot of stuff this year i don't know why but i will keep on trying, it's driving me crazy because stuff i grew every year is giving me problems this year for some reason.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
13 May 09
I have never grown onions before. I only in recent years realized that I actually like green onions. I used to not eat them on anything, but I have learned to appreciate them. I did not know that about growing onions. Good to know in case I try to grow any sometime.
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
8 May 09
Hi Grandpa Bob!! I planted some green onions last year. They grew to about the strength of a blade of grass. I'm not kidding you! So, this year, they grew back!! AND... they are already to where we can start chewing on 'em! It's only MAY! Nothing grows here until June or July! Are green onions perenials???
@AmbiePam (47871)
• United States
7 May 09
Very cool information. It really is.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
7 May 09
I didn't know that about onions...I love to eat them though...LOL...we like the white, vadalias, green onions, and red onions....mixed with peppers and tomatoes and vinegar...yum yum.....
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
6 May 09
I haven't even planted anything yet this year... I thought maybe it was to early to do that... guess i don't know much about planting huh... lol But that is a very interesting point that you made.. I really never knew that either. I will to follow the directions on planting onions the next time i do some planting as well... Thanks for the advice Grandpa Bob!
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
6 May 09
No I have never planted onions ever in my life. But next time when I grow them, I will definately take care of your advice.
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
6 May 09
We use to grown some onions, which are small bulbs. I've not tried to grow large onion, but I could try based on your experience. I like eating onions, raw and cooked. It has a pungent flavor but then it is healthy.
@dragon54u (31556)
• United States
6 May 09
I never knew that! I love the salad onions-they're called scallions, right? I like to chop and dice the tops to put on top of casseroles or use in roll-ups, they taste so good! I seem to learn something new every day from you.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
6 May 09
I planted a whole bunch of green onions this year and they have already grown and are ready to pick and eat. I have wanted to eat the bulb after it grows too but my hubby says they are too strong.
@GardenGerty (95779)
• Marion, Kansas
6 May 09
I knew about growing both ways from the same bulb, but I have not grown any in years.
5 May 09
Hi GRANPA BOB, Hey! I never new that, well you learn something everyday, I have never grown inions but I have grown ginger and they are still growin but they are indoors, can't trust the weather we have here. Tamara