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Potatoes and Onions

Potatoes and Onions by Karla Basallaje, Master Gardener. As you peruse seed catalogs and start to plan your gardens for the upcoming year, remember there are some vegetables you can start planting now. Potatoes and onions are planted at about the same time in our zone with seed potatoes and onion bulbs available for planting now in January and February. Although they are not suited for companion planting they are awesome companions in the kitchen! Whether roasted, baked, sautéed or fried, potatoes and onions make spectacular partners in… Read More →

Winter Planting of Onions, Garlic and Leeks

Winter Planting of Onions, Garlic and Leeks by Byron Chitwood, Master Gardener Although onions, garlic and leeks have been around for a long time, it is not really known where they originated. Archaeologists have found evidence that they have been used as a food source through cultivation for at least 7,000 years. No doubt, the early hunter-gatherers foraged for them in the wild along with anything else growing wild that could be eaten. The earliest evidence of domestication and cultivation has been found in China, Asia and Persia…. Read More →


Onions by Diana Sidebottom I know you’re thinking, who gardens in January?  Well, onion lovers do, and it’s time to get onion slips in the ground.  Onions are rugged plants that can withstand some temperatures below freezing, which is good because they need to be planted 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date.  Varieties well suited for East Texas can be purchased in small bundles of 50 -100 at this time of the year. Plant your slips as soon as possible, but if you are unable… Read More →