Ditch Your Sets For Huge Onions

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img_8991Change is never an easy thing.  There are so many unknowns, and sometimes changing can feel like giving up.  It is important when growing things to experiment and learn.  Whether it be moving a crop to a new location, or changing soil additions we are always experimenting on the homestead.  Sometimes we try a new crop or eliminate an old one that we just can’t waste garden space on anymore.  We learn how much to plant through trial and error.  There is only so much you can learn from a screen and there is no substitute for good old fashioned failure.

As long as we have had a garden, we have grown onions.  Because we live in the northeast, we grow long day onions.  We always used onion sets, and would purchase them from our local garden center.  Every year we would put these sets in the ground almost as…

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