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Grow Heshiko Onions from Seeds

Date Posted: September 16, 2016

Seeds of the Month Club by Mike the Gardener Grow Heshiko Onions from Seeds
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Heshiko onions are very popular among home vegetable gardeners. They have a mild flavor that appeals to a wide range of palates and make great additions to soups, stews and salads. They can grow very well in a cold frame throughout the winter months and you can enjoy young sprouts in the early spring.

Planting Depth Seed Spacing Spacing Between Rows Days to Germination Spacing After Thinning Days to Maturity
13 mm.
13 mm.
20 cm.
10-15 1/2"-1”
13-25 mm.

When and where to plant your Heshiko onion seeds

To achieve the best results when growing your Heshiko onions from seeds you will want to select a sunny location that has adequate drainage. As soon as you can work your soil (after ground has thawed), you will want to mix in plenty of organic matter, compost and/or well aged manure. Wait a few days then sow your seeds directly into your soil using the chart above.

For an earlier crop of Heshiko Onions

If you would like an earlier crop of Heshiko onions you can start your onion seeds indoors about 8 to 12 weeks prior to when you would start them outdoors. If you live in a frost free growing zone you will be able to plant your seeds in the fall and harvest in the spring.

Caring for the area your Heshiko onion seeds are growing in

To make sure your onions have a fighting chance, be sure to keep the area weed free and feed your onions a good organic fertilizer every six to eight weeks.

Harvesting your Heshiko Onions

As noted above your Heshiko onions will mature in sixty to seventy-five days. Harvest your onions on an as needed basis as they only keep for about a week or two, maybe three if kept in a refrigerated or cooler environment.

Health notes for Heshiko Onions

As noted on a number of health and nutrition websites, onions contain Calcium, Iron, and Vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin and C. You can view nutrition facts for onions by clicking here.

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About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


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