When it comes to growing onions, I can confidently say that I am a failure. I’ve tried so many times, yet I always manage to come up with less than ideal results. I see people in the Pacific northwest grow enormous onions. Maybe my weather here in the south is just too hot? I’ve heard that you really need to feed these plants A LOT of nitrogen. Maybe I’m simply not adding enough throughout the growing season.
Before you leave a comment about day length, don’t worry. I’m definitely planting the right types of onions for my growing zone. It’s just regardless of the method I choose – onion seeds, onion sets, or transplants – they’re always small.
In the years to come, I really want to experiment with different planting times and with the use of crop protection like row covers. I’m thinking that providing extra heat throughout my winter temperatures will be the key to success of my onions. As I continue to grow, I’m always learning. Hopefully, I’ll figure out something worth sharing here on the blog.