Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Onions and shallots and leeks, oh my!

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Look at the life in here! This hoop house serves as an early spring nursery for our young alliums. These onions, shallots, and leeks are happy for a head start in this warm and humid environment, but they’re still slow growers. Alliums take several months to mature to transplant size.  Sowing them in here produces bigger starts and helps us conserve space in our already-overcrowded propagation house.

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Alliums germinating under row cover in the hoop house.

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