Not all of our gardening is successful. Just about every day we remind each other that we are learning. These onions are an example of our gardening ignorance. I bought a set of starts completely on a whim, near the end of May. I was on a big planting spree and I set them out without reading a single thing about them. I just knew that I liked sweet onions. The tops grew for a little bit, and then started slowly disappearing. I kind of wrote it off to cat and duck traffic through the garden. Whoever, or whatever, the culprit was, by the time we came back from our 2 week vacation, there was only 2 or 3 little green tops poking out of the ground. Didn't look like we had planted anything in that box. When we dug around we could find a few baby onions, but nothing big. So we decided to save what we could. We dug up the whole box and hunted out all the little baby onions. I just didn't know if they would keep growing without any greens above ground. And I thought that the baby onions where better than no onions. This was our total onion crop for this year; 1lb of baby onions and we already ate them all.
Project for this week=learn about planting onions and garlic for next year. I think you plant in the fall for a next year harvest? When in the fall? What kind of soil?