Onions In Containers?

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#1
Do you think I can grow red onions in containers? I have already put my peppers in containers because I have no room in my garden which is very small.

Any sugggestions?
 

Crabbergirl

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#2
You can, the main thing is to make sure the containers are deep enough and wide enought. At least a 6" deep and 6" wide container per onion for table onions.If you a planting little green type onions you can have them crowed and they do well. They like well drained soil. They do not want their feet to stay wet. I do not even use organic fertilizer on mine but they are in the ground. You may want to make sure you have healthy soil . Potting soil has no "food" (unless you get the type with "food" added) as most has been "cooked" before bagging.
 

Crabbergirl

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#5
I have had them grow but they need a lot of light. Adjust your pot size according to the size onion you want to grow. They really don't need to be too deep. But you must allow for the bulb to grow. Think amaryllis.
 

RonsGarden

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#6
You'll need to fertilize regularly! Veggies are greedy and will delete the soil nutrients quickly! I'd go with half strength every other week!
 


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