Garden How TO
PICK THE RIGHT TYPE OF ONION FOR YOUR CLIMATE
Short-day onions plant hardiness zones 7, 8, 9, and 10 Neutral/Intermediate-Day Onions are ideal for zones 5 and 6 Long-Day Onions are best to grow for gardeners in zones 6 and cooler
Early fall, around late September through November
Option 1: 10 to 12 weeks before the average last frost date of Spring. Option 2: Start in fall but will need to keep plants covered during hard freezing temps.
1. Fill your seed starting tray with pre-moistened seed starting mix. 2. Drop a pinch full of seeds into each cell. Use your fingers to gently press each seed into the mix.
3. Sprinkle a light layer of seed starting mix on top. They should be planted ⅛” to ¼” deep. 4. Use a spray bottle to moisten the top of your tray. Avoid pouring water directly overhead, which might displace the seeds.
Harden off seedlings before planting outside.
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