Onions Sets And Seed Potatoes At Walden FRS

PotatoesInDirtSpring onion sets and seed potatoes arrive on January 11th at all four Walden Farm &  Ranch Supply locations.  We’ve got several varieties of onion sets and seed potatoes to choose from.

1015-Y - Super-sweet Onion  - A giant yellow onion with a super sweet taste. Onions can grow as large as softballs—and store well for 2-3 months.

Red Southern Bell Onion -  Blushing deep red throughout, this southern belle is truly a beauty and sweet as well!

La Soda Red Potatoes - Distinctive rosy skin and waxy white flesh sets this variety apart. Tasty boiled, baked or fried, La Soda keeps well and has been adapted to a wide range of soils and climates, especially for southern gardeners. Always reliable, it withstands cold, heat and drought.

Kennebec Potatoes - Thin, smooth skin and flesh make these oval potatoes an all-purpose pantry staple. Young tubers are tasty for creaming and full-size spuds are excellent for frying, boiling, mashing or baking.

January is the time to get your onions sets in the ground. Read more about planting onion sets here.

Tips For Planting Potatoes

When purchasing seed potatoes, look for certified seed potatoes. These are seeding potatoes which have not been treated with growth retardants to prevent sprouting.

After you have planned and prepared a garden spot with well-drained, loose soil, the seed potatoes can be prepped for planting:

Cut each seed potato into quarters (sulfur dust can be applied to the fresh cut ends) and let the potato quarters set out overnight or longer until cut sides callus over. Seed potato quarters are then ready to plant— for a good rule of thumb, potato quarters should be planted 3” to 4” deep and spaced 12” to 15” apart. To provide plants plenty of growing room, make sure rows are spaced 24” to 36” apart.

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