Growing heirloom onions in your garden
- 18 heirloom onion seed varieties
- Deer resistant
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Offers a strong, sharp smell and flavor- excellent in a variety of dishes
Grow the best heirloom onions...anywhere!
The onion is the most well-known vegetable and is used in a wide range of recipes, from Asian stir-fries to Italian sauces to American cuisine. Heirloom onions, in other words, can grow almost anyplace. Onions also serve as a crucial culinary element, enhancing other tastes in a unique and tasty way.
Onions may be one of the easiest vegetables to grow. If you're planting heirloom onions from seed, you'll need to figure out which variety is ideal for your environment. Eden Brothers offers 15 varieties of heirloom onions including Short Day and Long Day. In the south, where summer days stretch around 12 hours, Short Day cultivars thrive. Long Day types thrive in northern climates, where summer days grow longer. Eden Brothers has you covered whether you grow Texas Early Grano, Yellow Sweet Spanish, or bunching onions.
How to plant heirloom onions
Eight to ten weeks before putting heirloom onion seeds outside, start them inside. In your seed tray, spread the seeds in rows. Keep a consistent watering regimen and wait until the seedlings are several inches tall before separating them. As soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, transplant heirloom onion seedlings outside. Seedlings sown in the fall will overwinter and yield onions earlier than those planted in the spring. Around 100 days after sowing, heirloom onions are ready to harvest. When the foliage falls over, you'll know the bulbs are ready to harvest. Pull the bulbs from the plant and store them in a cool, dark area to cure for several weeks.
The great health benefits of heirloom onions
Heirloom onions are high in Vitamin C and potassium, as well as antioxidants. Onions are also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Consider the health benefits of growing your own heirloom onions if you need a reason other than their superior flavor. This year, grow heirloom onions in your yard and the chef in your household will thank you. No need to go out and buy an onion when you already have the sweetest, most delicious onions in your cupboard. Isn't it true that good health tastes good?
Eden Brothers is a leading online retailer of heirloom onion seeds, with a wide range of types available.
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting heirloom onion seeds, see the Onion Seeds Planting Guide.