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Posted on 13 December 2010 by urbangardencasual.com

Welcoming Spring with Green Onions

green_onionBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

I have always associated the start of spring not by what is on the calendar but what I plant in the garden.

The planting of fresh spinach, and Bibb lettuce along with green onions has always marked the start of spring on my planting calendar.

But planting the first spring bed requires some tricks of the trade.

Green Onions

These beauties are easy to grow and are a vegetable to start with if you are a beginning vegetable gardener. I have never planted green onions in any area they did not grow.

A loamy soil mixed with compost is perfect. They can also be planted in containers but regardless of where you plant them there does exist a trick of the trade.

This trick goes against Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 17 July 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Growing Your Own Onions in Containers

By Vanessa Richins

I am becoming a big fan of using storage tubs as containers.

You can get a bigger container for a much better price than a regular pot, allowing you to grow more plants than otherwise.

You just have to make sure there are enough drainage holes drilled. Placing the tub on bricks or some other sort of platform will further aid draining.

Onions are another vegetable that can do well in a tub (or any other container.) You need a container that is at least 10″ deep. You would also want to get one that is at least a few feet wide – that way you can harvest lots of lovely onions.

For onions, you can plant either Read the rest of this entry »

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