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Old October 31, 2015   #1
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Default Winter Tomato Starting Idea.

What you see here is the top view of one of my raised beds.
They are 12'X5'.
There is a 4X4 on the end corners and in the middle that is about 4 feet tall.
The ones in the center connecting the two beds are much taller like 8 feet or more.
What I will doe is make troughs 6"X6"X6' long and grow tomato plants in them inside a greenhouse type covering with all of the trimmings.
You will be able to pick up each 6 foot long growing trough and take it to the garden to plant tomatoes.

I dont have a lot of detail in the drawing show all of the fixtures and gadgets, it is a rough drawing.
Nor do I have the roof in the drawing.

I think this will allow me to start tomato plants one month sooner than I normally do.
All I care about is keeping them above freezing which is only a few days every winter.
It will allow me to grow 144 plants in 1/2 cubic feet of soil (each).
More than enough till plant out.

This will also allow me to control the onions.
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First pictuer top view second end view.
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What do you mean by control the onions? They don't spread the way chives do. - L.
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What do you mean by control the onions? They don't spread the way chives do. - L.
Everything needs to be controlled.

No by control the onions I mean by not letting them get to cold and to hot.
So they dont think they have been through two years and go to seed.
I want monster sweet onions if it breaks the bank.
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I've seen those photos and I know what you mean. Good luck out beating mother nature. Northerners don't get monster size onions but they are good to eat and some varieties keep very well.. I need to improve my soil, or change the bed, some of my onions were more like golf balls.

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I've seen those photos and I know what you mean. Good luck out beating mother nature. Northerners don't get monster size onions but they are good to eat and some varieties keep very well.. I need to improve my soil, or change the bed, some of my onions were more like golf balls.

-Lisa
Years ago I used to be able to buy monster yellow onions at the store that came out of the valley.
These things were bigger than softballs and as good and any Vidalia could be if not better.
Vidalia isnt a variety it is the place where they are grown they are actually Granex from Texas.

After reading about onions it makes me wonder if a person could control the light and temperature and make them keep getting bigger.
Maybe a basketball sized onion.

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Peter Glazebrook in England grows giant onions - 18 lb onions.

Google his name for photos.
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