May 3, 2021

Planting the First Onions of the Season

Planting is in full swing down in my vegetable garden.

My gardeners, Ryan and Brian, have been very busy planting herbs and scattering seeds for the carrots, parsnips, beets, and all kinds of other greens. Last week, they also planted our first onion crop. The onion plants came from Johnny's Selected Seeds - four varieties including 'Sierra Blanca,' 'Blush,' 'Walla Walla,' and 'Ailsa Craig.' We always grow a lot of onions. The onion, Allium cepa, is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. They are hardy, easy to grow, and can be grown in a variety of soils and climates.

Enjoy these photos.