How to grow onions in a garden
- Choose a spot that receives plenty of sun. Prior to planting, improve your soil by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
- Dig a narrow furrow, sow seeds and cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Onion seeds only need to be sown 6mm deep, so don’t be tempted to plant them too deeply otherwise they won’t be able to grow. Firm down and keep moist.
- Once seedlings are 10-12cm tall, thin them out to 10cm spacings to give them room to grow. Don’t waste the onions you thin out – they can be used like spring onions!
- Feed every couple of weeks with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food to help cultivate good, healthy growth.
- Harvest when the leaves wilt and fall over. Gently pull the onion out of the ground, cut the leaves off a few centimetres above the bulb and then leave them in a warm sunny spot to dry out. Once the skins and roots are dry, they can be stored in wire baskets and mesh bags in a cool dry spot.