Planting 10 Week Old Heirloom Onion Transplants in Your Garden: The Rusted Garden 2013

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A couple earlier videos showed you how to seed start and grow onion transplants indoors. This video shows you how to take your 10 week old onion transplants …

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  1. Planting Onion Seedlings/Transplants in The Garden

    This weekend I planted a lot of my onions and leeks into the garden. The
    first video below demonstrates that process. These are the onion
    transplants I have done several videos on that hopefully showed you how to
    over plant them in seed cells and raise your own onion and leek transplants
    for pennies. Well finally, at about 10-12 weeks… I got them into the
    ground.

    I am going to include all 3 videos that show you how to plant and grow the
    onions/leeks, get them ready and finally transplant them into the garden.

    A few keys:

    Onion and leeks are sturdy plants with sturdy roots. You can grow 5-10
    seedlings in a cell.
    Keep them watered and they will mature in the tiny cell.
    Give them a drink of 1/2 strength liquid fertilizer a couple of times
    after 4 or 5 weeks.
    The plant roots are strong and easily unthread from each other.
    You can end up with 100’s of transplants for about $5.

    *You do have to ‘harden off’ your transplants for about 5-7 days before you
    put them in the ground. Onions and leeks require a couple hours of sun and
    weather each day to get them ready for planting. Just bring them in and out
    for a few days.

    You can find the complete entry, more information and video at my blog.
    http://www.therustedgarden.blogspot.com

  2. Hey! What zone/area are you in? Is this past your last frost, I always
    thought a frost would damage such small seedlings. I’m trying to time
    planting my onions/leeks so I can put the seedlings outside and I’m
    wondering if I can put them out earlier than I thought. How’d your onions
    turn out, btw?

  3. Planting Onion Seedlings/Transplants in The Garden

    This weekend I planted a lot of my onions and leeks into the garden. The
    first video below demonstrates that process. These are the onion
    transplants I have done several videos on that hopefully showed you how to
    over plant them in seed cells and raise your own onion and leek transplants
    for pennies. Well finally, at about 10-12 weeks… I got them into the
    ground.

    I am going to include all 3 videos that show you how to plant and grow the
    onions/leeks, get them ready and finally transplant them into the garden.

    A few keys:

    Onion and leeks are sturdy plants with sturdy roots. You can grow 5-10
    seedlings in a cell.
    Keep them watered and they will mature in the tiny cell.
    Give them a drink of 1/2 strength liquid fertilizer a couple of times
    after 4 or 5 weeks.
    The plant roots are strong and easily unthread from each other.
    You can end up with 100’s of transplants for about $5.

    *You do have to ‘harden off’ your transplants for about 5-7 days before you
    put them in the ground. Onions and leeks require a couple hours of sun and
    weather each day to get them ready for planting. Just bring them in and out
    for a few days.

    You can find the complete entry, more information and video at my blog.
    http://www.therustedgarden.blogspot.com

  4. Planting Onion Seedlings/Transplants in The Garden

    This weekend I planted a lot of my onions and leeks into the garden. The
    first video below demonstrates that process. These are the onion
    transplants I have done several videos on that hopefully showed you how to
    over plant them in seed cells and raise your own onion and leek transplants
    for pennies. Well finally, at about 10-12 weeks… I got them into the
    ground.

    I am going to include all 3 videos that show you how to plant and grow the
    onions/leeks, get them ready and finally transplant them into the garden.

    A few keys:

    Onion and leeks are sturdy plants with sturdy roots. You can grow 5-10
    seedlings in a cell.
    Keep them watered and they will mature in the tiny cell.
    Give them a drink of 1/2 strength liquid fertilizer a couple of times
    after 4 or 5 weeks.
    The plant roots are strong and easily unthread from each other.
    You can end up with 100’s of transplants for about $5.

    *You do have to ‘harden off’ your transplants for about 5-7 days before you
    put them in the ground. Onions and leeks require a couple hours of sun and
    weather each day to get them ready for planting. Just bring them in and out
    for a few days.

    You can find the complete entry, more information and video at my blog.
    http://www.therustedgarden.blogspot.com

  5. I thought onions shouldn’t be planted that deep. My understanding is that
    he bulbing end should be only just barely covered by soil. In the video, it
    looks like you planted a lot deeper than that…

  6. That variety is getting about 3 inches or so. For all my onions and leeks I
    tend to plant a little bit closer than recommended. But I eat onions and
    leeks at different stages so I harvest every other. That leaves room for
    some to get to full size. In this case 3 inches was recommended on the seed
    pack.

  7. You can. You just want to grow smaller sized onions. Even if they bulbs
    dont fully form… you can eat the greens and you will get some bulb.

  8. WHEN do you plant them outdoors ? I think they can be planted earlier than
    other things ; is that right ? If you want to harvest seed, you leave a few
    in the garden instead of harvesting them and they would go to seed the next
    summer ?

  9. I didn’t know they were that sturdy, haven’t grown a lot of them, will now,
    great video. Thank you.

  10. Could be true. But I think how loose the soil matters too. The bulb needs
    to be able to push as it grows. It is easier the higher up they are. I will
    let you know in a few months. Hehe. See how it goes.

  11. Right they dont mind the cold. I started putting out stuff in March and
    kept extras just growing in the cells. Sometimes its a full year before the
    stems flower for seed. I plant in October if I want seed the following
    season. They over winter fine. They seem to need that to produce seed heads.

  12. I do. The onions got a lot of time outdoors in my greenhouse shelf unit.
    However, onions are pretty hardy and dont need as much time harding off
    like tomatoes. But your are right some time getting used to the sun and
    elements is needed.

  13. Good Morning. The process for leeks is exactly the same. The spacing should
    be on the packs. I plant leeks 3-5 inches apart. I also harvest like every
    other plants while they mature.

  14. When you say you put them out in march, you’re talking about your 10-12
    week old plants you started from seed, right ? Is there any way to grow
    them from seed without starting them indoors ahead of time ? Like . . .
    could you plant seed at the end of the summer . . . would it begin to grow,
    winter over and then grow a bulb in the spring maybe ?

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