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Will my Onions Freeze ?

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Joined: 6/18/2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 755
Posted: Feb/04/2009 5:51 AM PST

My Onions are looking Good, Tonight it will drop down to high 20s will they need covering or are they tough enough ? to take it. See I planted Onion Seeds raised the sets and don't wont to loose them now, Help Save The Onions , Guilt Trip
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Joined: 4/29/2008
Location: Westlake, La
Posts: 10091
Posted: Feb/04/2009 6:14 AM PST

I don't think a light freeze will hurt them-below freezing for more than say 5 hours would. Just to be safe, I'd cover them either with mulch, or newspaper or whatever. I leave a lot of my winter hardy vegetables uncovered when it it not going to be below freezing for very long.
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Joined: 8/14/2002
Location: Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines)
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Posted: Feb/04/2009 11:15 AM PST

In zone 5 we leave them in all winter. It has made it it to -11 here and they still return each spring. Now the green part will freeze but as long as the bulb stays under ground they should return just fine. I would cover them though just to give you the advantage.
ridge blog
Joined: 10/19/2008
Location: zone5
Posts: 68
Posted: Feb/04/2009 1:37 PM PST

Mama bear knows her onions,she is right,Here in zone 5 I love onions planted close to the house I can use them year round.I dont dig them up, I leave them so that when I need green onions for something I cut off what I need. Why buy that bunch at the store,its expensive and I never ever need that whole bunch.The stores sell seeds in the spring for a dime I plant from seed, I dont even spend the money on sets.For some reason as freezing as it gets here the tops have never froze,I have always been able to use them.
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Joined: 6/18/2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 755
Posted: Feb/05/2009 3:21 AM PST

Thanks, A Friend Richard said laughing "They live in North Georgia, They'll live Here". Folks all 850 look good, so fingers crossed and with covered up lettuce bring on the last couple days of below 30's. Later Guilt Trip
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Joined: 11/05/2007
Location: N. MI
Posts: 94
Posted: Feb/05/2009 9:05 AM PST

A couple years ago I accidentally forgot to harvest some onions in the Fall...then they were lost under the snow all winter...When the snow finally left in April, there the onions were...happy and healthy! Surprised me!
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Joined: 6/18/2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 755
Posted: Feb/06/2009 5:42 AM PST

down to 19 last night in Central Florida , but the Onions look good this morning , my lips are getting ready for those Onino Rings, French Onion soup, Later Guilt Trip
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Joined: 3/28/2008
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posts: 16643
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Posted: Feb/06/2009 7:42 AM PST

The temps are on the upswing, GT. You'll be ok now. Save some of those onion rings for me!
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Location: Florida
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Posted: Feb/06/2009 9:51 AM PST

we don't call it the Share garden for nutting, Always Welcome, E-Mail Us Guilt Trip
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