What we love about planting onion seeds
- 24 onion seed varieties
- Deer resistant
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- Offers a strong, sharp smell and flavor- excellent in a variety of dishes
Onions are versatile and easy to grow
The onion is the most well-known vegetable, and it can be found in a variety of dishes ranging from Asian stir-fries to Italian sauces to American cuisine. In other words, onions can grow practically everywhere. Onions are always an important culinary component, complementing other flavors in a unique and delectable way.
One of the easiest veggies to cultivate is onions. If you're starting from scratch with onions, you'll need to figure out which variety is best for your climate. Eden Brothers offers 20 different varieties of onion seeds, including Short Day and Long Day. Short Day cultivars flourish in the south, where summer days last approximately 12 hours. Long Day types flourish in northern settings, where summer days stretch. Eden Brothers has you covered whether you need Texas Early Grano, Yellow Sweet Spanish, or bunching onions.
Learn to start onion seeds
Sow onion seeds inside eight to ten weeks prior to transplanting them outside. Arrange the seeds in rows in your seed tray. Water the seedlings regularly and wait until they are several inches tall before separating them. Transplant onion seedlings outside as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Fall-planted seedlings will overwinter and produce onions earlier than spring-planted seedlings.
Onion seeds are ready to harvest approximately 100 days after planting. You'll know the bulbs are ready to harvest when the foliage falls over. Remove the bulbs from the plant and set them aside to cure for several weeks in a cool, dark place.
Onions' beneficial qualities
Vitamin C and potassium, as well as antioxidants, are abundant in onions. Onions are also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. If you need a reason other than exceptional flavor, consider the health advantages of producing your own onions. Grow onions in your yard this year, and your family's chef will thank you. There's no need to go out and buy an onion when you already have the sweetest, most delectable onions on hand. Isn't it true that good health tastes better?
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting onion seed, see the Onion Seeds Planting Guide.