| Above all else, remember to have fun and simply enjoy the benefits of having fresh
onions grown and harvested straight from one's own garden.
| In our experience onion sets are the best choice for the grower
of green onions or cooking onions. They are much hardier than
onion seed and yield relatively larger bulbs than seedlings or seed.
These growing tips are a general guide to producing excellent
Remember , bulbs may also be grown in planters or pots, outdoors is best but if that is not an option planters
or pots work well , be sure to put them in the sunniest location of the home.
Sets are frost hardy and for best results should be planted as
early as possible, generally as soon as the soil dries out in the spring
To plant dig a shallow hole or trench in the ground and plant the
onions deep enough so that the bulb is covered but the
neck is sticking out above the ground.
Plant sets 6 inches apart in the row,
If you have multiple rows put the rows 6 inches apart as well.
For green onions you may plant sets closer, as close as a 1 x 1 inch grid.
Weed onions often as they do not do well with competition.
Do not let weeds or grass get large because they will steal nutrients and sunlight from the onions and the bulb size will suffer as a result.
When hoeing weeds and grass do not chop too deeply as it may be cut the onion roots it is best to hand pull weeds when possible
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