Back at the beginning of April, I planted onion sets with the expectation that the green shoots would catch the abundant sun and create large bulbs, which could then be eaten. The sets are about the same cost per pound as mature onions. So, it should have been a great investment.
Unfortunately, the onions didn’t work out. They lived, and set beautiful flowers, but when I pulled up my first few onions yesterday, I discovered that the bulbs they had created were tiny – only a little bit bigger than the original sets themselves.
What do I blame? Terrible garden soil? Inadequate sun?
I have no idea, but it’s turned out to be a disastrous year for almost everything in the garden. The onions were my final hope.