Veggie update – onions

Our next veggie update is of the onions I’m growing. I started them from seed a little earlier this year so they are growing much better than last year’s did. The varieties I’m growing are Walla Walla Sweet, Valencia and Red Globe.

You can see the bulbs are really starting to develop now. As I harvest them, I will pull every other plant so the remaining onions will have more room to grow.

I used to buy onion “sets” which are those little bulbs that garden centers sell in early spring. I’ve discovered that when you start onions from seed – provided you start them indoors early enough, like in late February – they get off to a better start and will develop much larger bulbs for storing.