Onion Set - Late Brown
Late Brown Onions
Why choose Onion sets over seeds? they take much less time [3-4 months vs 8 or so months from sowing a seed], you don’t have to worry about germination rates, what you plant is what you have so no guess work on your potential germination from seeds, much easy to handle sets than sowing and transplanting little seedlings, they’re less prone to pests and disease being a bigger plant, and you can harvest a bigger onion at the end of it if done correctly, they’re easier to stagger plant crops than always having to sow seeds, then transplant. Less competition with weeds as they have that head start.
Planting onion sets is a great option for gardeners, especially when compared to planting onion seeds. Onion sets are small, immature onions that can be planted directly into the soil, which can save time and effort compared to starting onions from seeds. Unlike onion seeds, onion sets have a head start in their growth and development, resulting in larger onions at harvest time. Additionally, onion sets are less susceptible to pests and diseases, making them a more reliable crop.
To plant onion sets, choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun exposure. It's best to plant them in early spring, as soon as the soil is workable. Before planting, prepare the soil by adding compost or well-rotted manure. Place the onion sets in shallow holes, with the pointed end facing up, and cover them with soil. Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged, throughout the growing season. Onion sets can be harvested when the leaves turn yellow and start to fall over. Carefully lift the onion bulbs from the soil and allow them to dry in a warm, dry place with good ventilation for a few more days before storing them. Properly cured onions can last for several months in storage.
Overall, planting onion sets is a great way to enjoy the benefits of home-grown produce and improve your overall health and well-being