The Girl and I were at the garden center the other day when I noticed a sack of onion bulbs for sale. Which reminded me of the Anderson Island Farm my online boyfriend Ryan and I visited last summer. One of the things I remembered about the gardens was that their onions were HUGE for it only being the end of May.
Which got me to thinking, what is the best way to grow onions? I mean if you going for taste, that is one thing, but if you simply want to harvest onions as earliest as possible, which ones would you want to grow?
Onion bulbs from the garden center, start onions from seed in January under grow lights, or buy them as onion starts in late winter from your local garden center or garden show? Do you know the answer? I sure don’t.
So this year I’m going to find out. The onion starts I purchased at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show were planted about a month ago. Yesterday I planted 60 onion bulbs and 20 or so onion seedlings in rows between my 3 Brussels sprout plants.
The garden bed was approved by Lucy the Puggle Dog of course. 😉
So what do YOU think? Which onions will I be harvesting first?
Bulbs, starts or seedlings?
Update: The garden bulbs came up first!!! 🙂