Another cold-tolerant staple of spring is the onion. We finished up our 25-flat onion planting on Wednesday. Like most of our crops, they get a healthy serving of black gold (a.k.a. compost) to provide additional nutrients and retain water where and when they need it.
Next comes the easy part...planting! If one farmer is pulling plugs and the other one is planting, the task is done in a fraction of the time it takes to compost all 7 rows.
Three varieties of onions (Walla Walla, Copra, and New York Early), as well as scallions and shallots are now ready to soak up the sun in our field, where they have lots of room to grow.