Choosing Onions – Short Day or Long Day?

When you are choosing onions to plant in your vegetable garden, you will often see them listed as either short-day onions or long-day onions. What to choose depends on where you live. Most onion varieties begin to form a bulb when the temperature and the number of daylight hours reach certain levels. Varieties listed as …

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Alliums

alliums

The Allium family of plant includes onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, and scallions The latin word allium literally means ‘garlic’. Alliums are herbaceous perennials with flowers produced on scapes, a flower stem. Hardiness: Alliums can be grown in Zones 3 to 9, depending upon the species and the cultivar. Alliums aren’t terribly picky: Most alliums grow …

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