Re: [gardeners] garlic/onions

Allen and Judy Merten (
Fri, 02 Oct 1998 10:09:23 -0500

Hi Catherine,
    I love that "late unpleasantness". Think our Northern friends know what that
means? It was a term used in genteel company wasn't it?

Catharine Vinson wrote:

> Allen wrote:
> Re: [gardeners] garlic/onions
> I had thought about planting them in
> the garden and letting them grow until May or June. Will that work? I had
> thought about buying some 1015 transplants and comparing the seed grown
> onions
> with the transplants to see if there is any difference come harvest time.
> +++++++++
> I would think that would work well. Only reason I have to start the seed
> under lights due to winter temps. In Atlanta.
>  It sounds like you are an onion monster
> like me. I love onions, eat them raw, cooked what ever. Read not to long ago
> that they are actually a health food.
> Life without onions would be sorry, indeed. I am  a monster and proud of it
> <bg>
>     You are near Atlanta, Ga. aren't you? Did yall get lots of rain from
> Georges? Do you have the red soil that is so common across the south?
> Only got a small amount of rain....wish we had gotten more, since were still
> very dry for the year. The water table is way, way down and bodes poorly for
> this winter, since it's predicted we will have a warm and dry winter. Bugs
> will love it.
> I am less than a mile from the Chattahoochee, and less than 1/2 block from
> the starting point for Sandy Springs. As a result I have generally decent
> soil...fairly sandy clay loam. After three years of working it (adding lots
> and lots of organic material), I have 2-3 feet of "fluff" in the areas I
> have worked hardest to improve.
> The back end of the property is totally unimproved....a great wildlife
> habitat with deep spongy layer of genuine forest floor topsoil. I'd estimate
> that Mother Nature has been left alone to do her thing since the end of the
> Late Unpleasantness. Every one in a while I go and sneak a bit of this
> gorgeous "dirt" to add to a planting hole. I am generally extremely careful
> not to disturb my little patch of genuine organics!
> Catharine