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BB, do you have any varieties you'd particularly recommend?
I thought I might at least try a sampler of the short and intermediate day types and some Granex.
Also, I know that the bulbs go dormant and that's when you harvest. I also know that the short day types/sweet onions can only be stored a few weeks. Can you just leave the dormant bulbs in the ground and use as needed during their summer dormancy?
The yellow granex type is the onion variety that they grow for the Vidalia onion sales that are so popular. I grow organically & everyone tells me that mine are sweeter than those that they produce in that area.
When the onions mature, they should be pulled up & left on the soil for a few days to allow the onion to "cure" out. Then store them in mesh bags or old pantyhose in a dry area & they will keep for several months.
Joann, Granex are short day onions which means that they bulb up in the short days of spring. Your plants would be really small. I'd sow the seeds this summer and plant out in early fall like they do in Vidalia. They'll overwinter outside and then you'll get big onions the next spring.