Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

The Onion Experiment: Seedlings

As you can see, there’s a distinct difference between the two experimental groups of onions we planted. On the left, the Ailsa Craig and Italian Red Onion seedlings were kept under a grow light, with a fan blowing to simulate a breeze. On the right, in the round pot, Italian Red Onion seedlings were kept in a south-facing window with no fan.

We should mention that the seedlings in the window did stand up straight on sunny days.  We’ve had a lot of gloomy, rainy days in a row!

Today we moved both groups into the hoop house.

onion seedlings

We can’t wait until the seedlings are strong enough to transplant into the garden!


3 responses to “The Onion Experiment: Seedlings

  1. Sharon March 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experiments! It’s so neat to see people’s comparison plantings. My own onions went into the garden a couple of weeks ago, and they’re getting nice and strong! 🙂

    • Becca March 19, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Yeah, we love experimenting and figuring out what works best for us. Thanks for following our progress! Good luck on your onions!

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