2015 Onion Trial
Onion plants were transplanted on May 29 into raised beds covered with black plastic mulch. They were planted in a double row with 6 inches between plants and one foot between the rows. Drip irrigation was under the plastic mulch and centered between the rows. Conditions were hot and dry. We lost a lot of plants to transplant shock. While readying for harvest, we waited for the tops to seal up and fall over, but most of them did not. Instead, we pulled the plants with bulb and top intact, placed them into mesh bags, and set them above the floor in an unused greenhouse to dry. Yields have been recorded but not compared yet. Storage stability was evaluated by Mac Burgess. We will report these results when they are received.