Onions are a staple in many kitchens around the world. Though they are available year-round, they are typically harvested in the late summer or early fall.
Onions can be white, yellow, red, or purple, and their taste ranges from sweet to pungent. Though they are most often used as an ingredient in savory dishes, onions can also be used in sweet dishes such as onion jam or caramelized onions. Onion seeds are relatively easy to grow, and many gardeners start their onion plants from seed.
Once the seedlings have sprouted, they can be transplanted into the garden or kept in pots. With proper care, onion plants will produce a bountiful crop of delicious onions that can be enjoyed all winter long.