Spring onions and seed potatoes arrive soon at Farmers Coop. We will stock a wide variety of spring onions, garlic, and seed potatoes, ready for your garden. Check with your local Farmers Coop store to confirm delivery and selection of your spring onions and seed potatoes.
Popular Onion Varieties
- Texas Super-Sweet Onion – A giant yellow onion with a super sweet taste. Onions can grow as large as softballs—and store well for 2-3 months.
- Georgia Sweet (Yellow Granex) – Sweet as an apple” is the expression used to describe its mild flavor.
- Red Southern Bell Onion – Blushing deep red throughout, this southern belle is truly a beauty and sweet as well!
February is the time to get your onions sets in the ground. Read more about planting onion sets here.
Popular Potato Varieties
- Red Pontiac Potatoes – These popular red all-purpose potatoes with very sweet, white flesh & thin skin makes a great “new” potato.
- Kennebec Potatoes – Thin, smooth skin and flesh make these oval potatoes an all-purpose pantry staple.
- Yukon Gold – Create a garden gold rush with these flavorful, yellow-skinned and yellow-fleshed potatoes.
- Russet – High-yielding and delicious, the perfect potato for small gardens.
- Viking – This purple potato has flecks of pink in the skin and pure white flesh.
Tips For Planting Potatoes
When purchasing seed potatoes, look for certified seed potatoes. These are seeding potatoes which have not been treated with growth retardants to prevent sprouting.
After you have planned and prepared a garden spot with well-drained, loose soil, the seed potatoes can be prepped for planting:
Cut each seed potato into quarters (sulfur dust can be applied to the fresh cut ends) and let the potato quarters set out overnight or longer until cut sides callus over. Seed potato quarters are then ready to plant— for a good rule of thumb, potato quarters should be planted 3” to 4” deep and spaced 12” to 15” apart. To provide plants plenty of growing room, make sure rows are spaced 24” to 36” apart.