Collection: Onion Sets

So easy to grow from sets for scallions or full size onions

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Collection: Onion Sets

Growing onions from sets is a straightforward process, offering a rewarding harvest of versatile bulbs suitable for various culinary uses. Whether you prefer green onions or full-sized bulbs, understanding the planting, care, and harvesting process ensures a successful onion cultivation journey.

Selecting Onion Sets

Onion sets, small bulbs, serve as a convenient way to grow onions. These sets are available in various types: yellow, white, or red, offering different flavors and uses. They provide a head start compared to growing from seeds.

Planting Onion Sets

  • Timing: In early spring, prepare your garden bed by cultivating well-draining soil. Choose a sunny location for optimal growth.

  • Planting Depth: Place the sets about 1 inch deep and space them approximately 1 to 3 inches apart. For green onions, thinning to 3-4 inches is ideal.

  • Varieties: Determine the type of onions you want to grow based on your region's day length. Long-day onions thrive in northern regions, while short-day varieties suit southern areas.

Caring for Onion Sets

  • Soil and Mulching: Onions benefit from well-draining soil and appreciate ample phosphorus during their growth phase. Mulch is beneficial, especially in colder areas, to maintain soil moisture and protect bulbs from extreme temperature shifts.

  • Weed Management: Weed suppression is crucial for successful onion growth. Maintaining a weed-free environment around onions is essential, ensuring optimal nutrient uptake and preventing competition for resources.

Harvesting and Storage

  • Growth Season: Onions require a growing season ranging from a few months to up to nine months, depending on the variety and planting time. Regular watering and monitoring for diseases like pink root contribute to healthy bulb development.

  • Harvesting Time: Harvesting can begin when green onions reach the desired size or when the tops of mature onions turn yellow and start to dry. Lift the bulbs gently, allowing them to dry in the sun for a few days before storing.

Storing Onion Bulbs

  • Drying: After harvesting, let the onions dry thoroughly in a well-ventilated, dry area. Once dry, remove any excess dirt and store the onions in a cool, dry place with good air circulation.

Check out our Growing Guide for more information.

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