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Vegetable Gardening: Onions

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etnredclay
Spring City, TN

May 1, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9504712

When I'm buying bagged yellow onions from the grocer, I find that some have nice thick rings, some are very thin and flimsy. The fat ones tend to be sweeter as well. Is it a growing condition? Or a species issue?

(I'd like to know because I'm planning on growing some myself.)
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2013
6:33 PM

Post #9504717

As I understand it each set of leaves creates a ring. So, it would seem that lots good healthy leaves should help to produce solid bulbs.
etnredclay
Spring City, TN

May 1, 2013
6:50 PM

Post #9504741

So it sounds like a water issue -- thin rings, poor water...?
Indy
Alexandria, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2013
12:41 PM

Post #9505560

That is part of it. Onions love water.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2013
2:31 PM

Post #9508093

Lack of water will also cause the middles to be dry and shrunken

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2013
8:35 PM

Post #9509900

Water issues are also why many turn to growing Leeks ..

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

May 7, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9511815

I love my Leeks ... just sayin'. :)

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