Pick up seed potatoes and spring onion sets at Walden Farm & Ranch Supply. We’ve got several varieties of onion sets (1.49 per bunch) and seed potatoes ($.89 per pound) to choose from. Call your local Walden FRS to confirm the selection.
Onion Varieties at Walden FRS
- 1015-Y – 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.
- Texas Early Grano – Produces a large globe shaped Vidalia-type onion.
- Red Southern Bell Onion – Blushing deep red throughout, this southern belle is truly a beauty and sweet as well.
- Red Creole – Very sweet red onions, great for cooking or in salads.
Seed Potatoes Varieties at Walden FRS
- Red La Soda – Distinctive rosy skin and waxy white flesh set this variety apart. Tasty boiled, baked or fried.,
- Yukon Gold – A perfect compromise between dry, fluffy russet potatoes and moist, waxy varieties, Yukon Golds are incredibly versatile. They’re superb for mashing and in soups and chowders, and they’re great for roasting and sauteeing, too.
- Kennebec Potatoes – Thin, smooth skin and flesh make these oval potatoes an all-purpose pantry staple. Young tubers are tasty for creaming and full-size spuds are excellent for frying, boiling, mashing or baking.
Mid-January through February is the time to get your onions sets in the ground. Read more about planting onion sets here.
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.