|Walla Walla onions, 8-2-11|
|Walla Walla onions at top of picture|
I had started a flat of Walla Walla onion seed on 1/15/11, and a flat of Red Burgundy onions on 1/16/11. The germination rates of both were disappointing, especially the Red Burgundy. Both seed packets were for use in 2010, and that may have been a problem as I have since read that onion seed does not keep very well. So maybe it would make sense on the next try to fork over for current seed rather than trying for the 1/2 off sales for prior year seed. I would also think the seed could be planted in December, as a little more size to the seedlings would be great. The flat of Walla Walla seedlings was transplanted this morning (that is 3-22-11), with plants on about 4 inch centers.
|Walla Walla onions planted 3-22-11|