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Planting Onions

If you like fresh vegetables, you can’t beat onions fresh from the garden. Some people have a tough time with onions, but they are really easy if you follow these simple rules. First get your starts from your local garden center. You may find them in 2 different packages. One package will be the tray pack; the other is a bunch of starts that are rubber banded together.

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In either case you will want to separate them into individual plants and plant them in the ground as a single stalk.  If you plant them close together you will get smaller onions.  If you have a larger variety like Walla Walla you can plant them further apart to allow them to get larger in the ground.  William also shared his rules for success. Use good loose soil and water well for the best success.

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