Onions: spring vs fall planting
I planted a few potato onions, a type of multiplier onion, last fall. The rest were planted a day or two ago.
I'm curious about whether any of you have experimented with spring-planting vs. fall-planting of onions, and what the results were. Spring-planting is the norm, but in short-season climates like Vermont, anything that gives the garden a head start is worth a try.
Fall planting will probaby not work with transplants or seeds. It is only an option when you are planting sets or, as in my case, multiplier onion bulbs.
The fall-planted potato onions appear to have had good germination and their growth is well ahead of the spring-planted onions. Clearly potato onions were able to survive a zone 4 winter under leaf mulch and snow. The amount of growth is about the same as that of the garlic that also wintered over.