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I think that for us, the issue is too much clay and it impedes the growth of the bulbs. We have gotten maybe one or two that were baseball size, but other than that, just golf ball sized. While those size are good for cooking for two, it is still disappointing because we used to get them nearly softball sized when I was a kid in Northwest NE.

I'll amend more this year. I thought I'd done a decent job of loosening things up with sheep and peat, compost and the tiller, but it's pretty stiff already this year.

I'd be OK with even golf ball sized onions, because like you said, you can use them for cooking. At the rate mine grow, I might as well use the bag of onion sets and call it good. Save the effort.

My mom grew softball sized red onions in her garden in Colorado and I don't remember her doing anything different, but it's been a while ago.
 

Seems like none of my (indoor) seeds germinated this year. But i do have a healthy crop of dandelions growing. :Facepalm:
 



I got 150 hills of red potatoes planted, and 200 sets of yellow onions in. Asparagus is starting to peak through

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I got 150 hills of red potatoes planted, and 200 sets of yellow onions in. Asparagus is starting to peak through

Buck, is your garden an above ground setup? I have been thinking about starting one but am conflicted if it would be better to plant ground level or in a raised (container type) format? We are now in a typical fenced back yard.
 
Buck, is your garden an above ground setup? I have been thinking about starting one but am conflicted if it would be better to plant ground level or in a raised (container type) format? We are now in a typical fenced back yard.
Yeah, it's a typical above ground garden set up on the farm. No raised containers. Raised containers look nice. If I was in town, limited in space, I might go that way. Looks like it would make it easier to control weeds, but I kinda like working the entire garden, weeds and all. And I do grow sweet corn, so not practical. I'm also starting to incorporate more flowers as well.
 
Yeah, it's a typical above ground garden set up on the farm. No raised containers. Raised containers look nice. If I was in town, limited in space, I might go that way. Looks like it would make it easier to control weeds, but I kinda like working the entire garden, weeds and all. And I do grow sweet corn, so not practical. I'm also starting to incorporate more flowers as well.

In your opinion, just starting out here in Nebraska (Papillion) with a garden. What are good starter vegetables that grow well here. Very different in Condomrado with the intense sun and crazy weather.
 




In your opinion, just starting out here in Nebraska (Papillion) with a garden. What are good starter vegetables that grow well here. Very different in Condomrado with the intense sun and crazy weather.
Potatoes are pretty hard to screw up. All the standards. Tomatoes. Peppers of all kinds. Eggplant. Cabbage. Onions are easy, but getting above baseball size seems out. Squash. Pumpkin
 





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