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I live in North Texas and I planted my onion sets 3 weeks ago.  Since then we have had snow and many days in a row under 18 degrees.  The weather has gone and the tops are obviously all brown, wilting and dead.  My question is are the onions in the ground OK or do I need to replant?


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arddwr writes: I also live in North Texas, specifically DFW (Alliance Area), and while it was such a sustained freeze (my pipes froze in my house) for 3-4 days, I covered my onion sets with a tarp that I have.

They looked pretty weak for a couple of days after the freeze, but now they're starting to grow nicely. Onions are a good cold hardy vegetable crop, so unless your onions haven't done anything at all since the freeze, leave them in the ground.

If they still look bad and you are unsure, then onion sets are only a couple of dollars, and sometimes 2 or three dollars and some time re-planting are worth the peace of mind.

Hope that helps,

Arddwr
Posted: 7:55 am on February 19th
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