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I don't understand what happened. My onions just didn't grow for doodly squat. They are all about the size of cocktail onions. If I was planning on developing a habit of two Gibsons a night that would be great, but since I strictly a Shiner Bock and rye whiskey kinda a guy I am pretty damn bummed out. I dug them all up and the ones they didn't rot away completely hadn't grown more than 3/4 of an inch around. I thought I was supposed to dig them up when all the top greens are gone, but I guess I have to come up with a new plan. For now I filled the bed up with some carrot and radish seeds, but I had envisioned big bowls full of Pico-de-gallo with fresh tomatoes, cilantro and onions. My tomatoes and cilantro is gonna look down on the lowly store bought onions there not gonna play nice. There will be name calling and feelings will get hurt somebody always feels left out.

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Comment by Christa Nelson on September 16, 2010 at 1:34pm
I had a nice batch of onions coming in early in the season, but then I started noticing that the greens started disappearing (which they need to grow) and after discovering a groundhog in the garden one night, I'm laying the blame on them for the poor outcome.........perhaps some critters ate your greens?
Comment by jason chambers on September 16, 2010 at 6:18pm
Could be I hadn't thought of that. How do you keep a ground hog out?
Comment by Nancy on September 16, 2010 at 9:48pm
Mine did the same thing. No idea. I gave some of the onion sets to my father and his were the same. He watered his a lot and I watered mine when God decided to so I can't figure out what went wrong. My dad has really good soil, too. No idea. Maybe it was the heat this summer? I dug them up when the green tops died off and turned brown.
Comment by jason chambers on September 16, 2010 at 11:51pm
I don't wish anyone ill, but I am glad I am not alone in my gardening mishaps.....
Comment by Farm Frederick on September 18, 2010 at 2:57pm
I had the same problem with 2 different varieties of onions that I planted from seed. They took forever to germinate and when they did they were thin and wirey. I also transplanted some starters and they did alot better. Did you guys start your onions from seed or transplant them?
Comment by jason chambers on September 18, 2010 at 3:17pm
I had no idea that onions would be complicated. For some reason I thought they would be an easy thing to grow. We use those little onion starts that I got at the feed store.


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