Swing and a miss

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I just pulled out my onion crop, late.  I kept thinking they would do more, they might have one last fight in them.  Sadly, I was mistaken.  They were a fright.  They were such a fright in fact that I won’t even post a picture, some no bigger than the day I planted them in the ground.  What in the heck happened?!  I’m so confused.  Last year I had an epic crop, with little to no attention paid to them by me, or anybody else.  I know you all remember the pictures.  You’ve all been fastidious readers of this blog, keeping up on every detail.  No?  You dont’ recall off the top of your head?  Hmm, let’s see.  Here and here.  Yeah, this crop looks nothing like that.  See how those onion tops are HUGE.  Well, these didn’t even reach a third of that height.  Ughhh.  I’m simply disgusted.  Has anyone out there had a similar experience they would like to share with the rest of the class?  Please leave a comment.  And to the rest of you….well, try growing some onions so you have something to share too.

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  1. did you plant them in the same bed as last time??
    onions are heavy heavy feeders, this yr was my first ever that i got any onions and i was thrilled, i planted them just like you told me and then every 2 weeks they got a dusking of cow manure along the sides of the rows and lots of water. i janked mine out over a mth ago to make room for tomatoes and beans….you know the ones the rodents have eaten!
    the onions were not huge but very tasty! one of our organic gardeners down here grows the biggest onions i’ve ever seen, lots of water and manure was his secret!

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