How to plant onions
Onions are a great vegetable to grow. The plants take up very little room and they are easy to be successful..... Read More
You can grow onions one of three ways. You can plant them from seed, but this takes a long time to get onions. If you live in colder climates you will want to start
your plants inside.
You can grow your onions from sets. These are small bulbs that were started the previous year. Sets offer basically three types, white, red and yellow. Sets can flower early, leaving a small onion, but sets are quite disease resistant.
You can also grow onions from plants you mail order.. There is a often a wide choice of varieties, but disease can be a problem.
No matter how you grow your onions they all need well drained soil with good nutrients. Too much nitrogen in your soil will not yield good results.
Wait until the green stalks die back before pulling your onions out of the ground. I dry my onions in the hot summer sun for a full day and then store them in the basement for the fall and winter.
Check storage onions periodically for disease and rot.
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