Great for cooking, very healthy, and easy to grow! Onions are one of the most popular vegetables in the home garden. You can plant them in the early spring, after the ground warms to about 50° F, in well-drained soil. Push the sets 1-2" into the soil at 3-6" intervals, cover with 1-2" of dirt, and water immediately. Four to five weeks after planting, side-dress with additional fertilizer. Place the fertilizer in a narrow band about 2 to 3” from the base of the onion plants. Dry bulbs will be ready for harvest when tops have dried and fallen over naturally, usually in August or September. Lift onions gently with a fork and store in cool, dry conditions. They may also be planted so the sets are nearly touching and harvested for green table onions when tops reach 6" tall.
When bunching onions are half-grown, build up soil 3-4" around base. This will keep stems white and tender.