2012 Harvest

2012 Harvest

Monday, May 13, 2013

Planting Onions

Onions may not provide as much substance as other root vegetables, but they are certainly a necessity in our kitchen. They are easy to grow and with their long shelf life, a few rows can provide a family with a continuous supply of onions for months.

Onions can be planted in a number of different ways. They can be planted by seed of course, but because this method requires starting the seeds inside a few months in advance, most home gardeners use onion sets or onion sprouts. We've had better luck using onion sets and we find them much easier to work with than onion sprouts, so this article will mainly focus on that method.