Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Planting Onion Sets

Usually I’ll plant a total of 5 to 6 dozen of various types of onions for the planting season.  This season, I’ve only planted 2 rows of the same onion, Texas Sweet.  

Planting onion sets are pretty basic.  You need to make sure you have a really good soil mixture to include (of course soil), compost and peat.  

Create nice neat furrows (a long narrow trench) for the amount of onions you wish to plant. Once you’ve created nice furrows, make sure to soak water in each furrow.

Then poke holes in the soil with your finger (not too deep) every 4 to 5 inches.

Place an onion set in each hole, gradually pinch soil around the base of the onion set.  

Water consistently, and within a couple of months you’ll have beautiful onions to harvest and put up with your preps.


  1. My onions always seem to rot here unless I wait until after mid to late May to plant them. Even in the fairly well drained raised beds :(

  2. PP,

    Sorry to hear that. I haven't experienced this problem....but then again, this will be the second year planting onions.

  3. Awesome! Love to see the gardening starting!!

  4. Hey Gurlie! We put our onions in a few weeks ago, i am nervous cause last year they did squat. yours look awesome....

    Much love to you guys!

    1. JUGM,

      Thank you, now I need to put straw around them to help with insulating them from the cool nights and hot days.

      Did you start with sets or seeds?

      Sending love to you and yours.

  5. Lucky you! I adore onions and know that when those can go in, spring is truly here.

    1. Sue,

      Thank you! It's a small planting this season on everything in my garden. Last year, I had enough onions planted, and harvested to last me through this planting. Yay.....Springs knocking at our doors.