I like to use raised beds. They warm a bit quicker, allow you to grow more vegetables, and allow you to concentrate resources. Onions can be grown from seed, bulbs, and bunches. I prefer to purchase and plant onion bunches. Here is a method to get them into your raised bed quickly and easily. This method of planting is designed to allow the onion to reach full maturity.
Planting Onion Bunches in a Raised Bed Garden
Purchase Your Onion Bunch:
Planting Your Onion Bunch (In Pictures)
Prepare The Onions For Planting
|Soak them for 15-30 minutes. It makes pulling them apart easier.
And it prepares the roots for planting.
Select the Site and Sort the Onions
|The planting area is visible and it is about 12-15 inches wide.
The whole bed has been amended with peat moss and composted humus.
Separate the onions into large and small piles. I will be using
the large onions for this Knol planting. They will grow to full maturity.
Amend the Immediate Planting Area with Compost
Even though the entire 4x8 bed was amended, the onion planting area
gets more done to it. I dug out a 12 inch wide area that is about few inches deep.
The length of the row depends on how many onions you are planting.
|The area was filled with composted manure and humus.
I mixed it into the top 4-6 inches of soil. You want loose soil.
This is to allow the onion bulb easy expansion during growth.
Plant the Onions about 2 inches Deep
Poke holes about 2 inches deeps with your finger. I spaced them about 3 inches apart
Give them a little tug up to settle air pockets and water them well.
Harvesting Your Onions
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