Onions: Impulse Buy!

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I bought onion plants at the grocery store the other day, and it may have been a bad idea. I looked up the variety when I got home, and found out it was the wrong type for my climate. Onions are day-length sensitive, and there are three basic types (short-day, long-day, and intermediate). Which one you need depends on where you live.

I should have gotten intermediate-day onions, and the ones I purchased are short day. From what I’ve read online, that means they probably won’t get very big. But whatever. I decided I might as well go ahead and plant them.

I’ve also been wanting to try out my new cold frame. (Constructed with all reused materials! Will talk more about that another day.) And the weather has been surprisingly warm, so I decided I might as well go ahead and get these plants in the ground and see how they do. How well will this work? I have no idea. But there’s not a lot to lose, right?

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