The Garden at 485 Elm
People growing together:
a collaborative community garden in Montpelier, Vermont

Planting Onion Seedlings

The garden purchases allium seedlings to grow onions and shallots rather than growing them from seed here. Look at these beauties from Ananda Gardens.

Planting onions is not difficult, but it takes many hands. First the chickens “turned” the beds. Then gardeners turned each row with shovels. On planting day, gardeners carefully placed nearly a thousand seedlings between furrows, then watered them in.

Did we mention many hands?

The garden purchased four varieties of Ananda allium seedlings: Redwing red onions, Bridger yellow onions, Sierra Blanca white onions, and Ambition shallots. There are more seedlings than the garden has plot space for. We’ll offer the rest in donation to FEAST Farm.

Nothing like some picnic table yoga after planting hundreds of onions!