Growing Your Own Onions

Growing your own onions is easier than you think! Here are two delicious options for you.

Green Table Onions

Choose the larger onion sets, which are about the size of a nickel or larger. Plant in a row, with the roots down, about 1/2 inch apart, and 2 to 3 inches deep. Planting the onions deeper produces more white edible stems. In 4 to 5 weeks, table onions reach maturity. Harvest when the tops are about 12 inches high. For a continuous supply, plant different onion sets each week.

Dry Cooking Onions

Choose the smaller onion sets, which are about the size of a nickel or smaller. Plant in a row, with roots down, about 2 to 3 inches apart and only deep enough to just cover the top of the onion sets with dirt. Keep the rows about 12 inches apart. Dry cooking onions are ready for harvesting when the tops of the onions begin to fall over in late summer. Once the tops have dried and fallen, pull the onions and allow them to dry in the shade for several days. Store these onions in a cool, dry place.