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Winter Crops for the South -- Onions

By farmerdill
October 12, 2015

There are many vegetables that thrive in a winter garden in the south. One of the best is the onion. It is grown in the winter and harvested in mid-spring.

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Oct 12, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Any that might make it through our winter?
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Oct 12, 2015 2:05 PM CST
I doubt it. They are grown in the Pacific Northwest into British Colombia but they are also zone 8. Winter onion do not like frozen ground. On the other hand, your long summer daylight should be ideal for long day onions.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Oct 12, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Yes, I grew those this summer. I guess I am more thinking of green onions. Also was thinking I would experiment with planting lettuce, bok choy, and broccoli seeds to see if they start growing when the soil warms up. We can grow garlic planted in October. Takes a while to mature. I think I harvested in July this year. Thank You!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Oct 12, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Mary Stella, I sympathize with you. We live at opposite ends of the spectrum...I'm in 10A. It's very difficult to find out what works in the extreme zones. I try to stick to the Sunset zones, but they aren't big on food crops, and I've seen reports when your temps were higher than mine, so we never know what to expect. Well, I know yours get much lower in winter. Challenging!
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Oct 13, 2015 8:23 AM CST
I was born in Oakland CA but have lived in Alaska for over 60 years. Like it here fine. I could never tolerate your heat, especially on the coast where you get humidity also. You are right. Our issues are very different but I think overall you have the more difficult task. At least my weather is somewhat balanced summer versus winter. Seems like you have a choice between hot and hottest. :)
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