“For Northeast Texas, when is the right time to plant onions and potatoes? Question from Ronnell of Linden, Texas
Answer: Potatoes like it cool, so you want to get them in the ground in late winter–February is a good month. Some varieties are better than others for growing in your area. ‘Yukon Gold’ is a good yellow variety to try, ‘Atlantic’ is a good white, and ‘Norland’ is a good red-skinned type. To read more about how to grow potatoes in your neck of the woods, click on this great Texas A&M article about growing potatoes in Texas.
Spring onions and leeks can be planted in February or March, but most traditional onions are best planted from October to December in Northeast Texas. (You might be able to get away with planting them now, if you’re fast!) Once again, there are some varieties that perform better in the South than others. To get all the details, click here for a great Texas A&M article about growing onions in Texas.
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