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Old Mar 31, 2008, 11:53 am   #1
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DIOXENDALE fARMS

Hi, I just want to let every one know that YES Dioxendale farms really is a great place to order from.
I ordered my onion plants from them last week( order was to be sent out last week of april) they came to day, So I called them and they said yes they were to be shipped 4/21/08 that someone had printrd a slip by mistake, and to just toss this order out, and would send on the last week in April.

Donna
P.S. I hate tossing out all the onion plants.
oops, 6yr old Grandaughter corrected me, not hate (I dont like)
So I stand corrected. LOL
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Old Apr 1, 2008, 8:25 am   #2
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The sooner you can get your onions in the better. Onions bulb as a result of of the length of daylight, not by how long they are in the ground. So get them in early and encourage the top to grow as fast as possible, before the bulbing process begins. I have to get my garden ready in the fall, as it is always to wet in the spring when I want to plant onions. I got my onions in this past week.

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Old Apr 1, 2008, 8:02 pm   #3
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Paul,

You're right regarding holding them, but whatever you do don't put them in water thinking you are helping them along. They come in a dormant state and that's the way you want to keep them until you "dunk" them in the ground.

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Old Apr 1, 2008, 8:55 pm   #4
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To late Guys, They went out with trash pick up this morning.


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Old Apr 1, 2008, 9:08 pm   #5
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jon,

Do a search on the word "onions" in the Photo section - non-mushroom. There's a picture of my onions from last year. I plant mine on 10"H 16"W raised beds; two rows per bed and 4" between each transplant. Maintenance requires lack of weeds they don't compete well, as they are shallow rooted. They need several shots of fertilizer and quite a bit of water in the bulbing stage. Michigan growers should grow long day or intermediate day onions. You've got to be careful, for example down at Walmart right now they are selling 6 onion plants in a container for $3. What a joke and they don't stand a chance as they are short day Texas Supersweets and should be grown where the name suggests.

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Old Apr 1, 2008, 10:19 pm   #6
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No , I did not toss out onions. Was just doing a april fools .
I planned on holding them and see what I could do.

Thanks all.

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Old Apr 1, 2008, 10:24 pm   #7
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That Gramma Dee is no fool. But you got me!!

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Old Apr 2, 2008, 1:39 am   #8
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Black, I ordered 4 kinds.
Ringmaster
Big Daddy
copra
Red Zeppelin

Next year I can narrow it down to the best one, or ones.
What are some favorits, of you all?

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Old Aug 12, 2008, 3:53 pm   #9
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Re: DIOXENDALE fARMS

Hey Paul,

Are those the A Craigs or the Walla Walla?

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Old Aug 12, 2008, 8:42 pm   #10
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The big daddy is also the longest storing onion I know of, up to 12 months, I just pulled my first crop and waiting on the second crop,mike
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