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Thursday - July 30, 2009

From: Dearborn, MI
Region: Midwest
Topic: Non-Natives
Title: Planting onions in Michigan
Answered by: Nan Hampton


Hello, I live in Mi in zone 5. Can I plant green onions now (7/30/09)? And will they have enough time to have for an October-ish harvast? Thanks


Vegetable gardeing is really not within our realm of expertise.  This is the sort of question that your Michigan State University Extension Service could best answer.  They have a very helpful site, Gardening in Michigan, with vegetable gardening information. The Wayne County Extension office probably can help you as well.


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