Stargazer Perennials Mixed Red, White and Yellow Onion Sets 8 oz | Organic Non-GMO Bulbs - Easy To Grow Onion Assortment from Stargazer Perennials Farm & Nursery
Are these onion sets non-GMO?
Stargazer Perennials does not grow using any Genetically Modified Organisms. In addition, our plant production nursery is annually certified virus-free and pest-free by the Oregon Department of Agriculture
What are onion sets?
Onion sets are small onion bulbs usually less than 1" in size. Growing onions from sets is one of the easiest and most dependable ways for the home gardener to grow either small green salad onions or large storage onions.
Do I need to fertilize onion plants while they are growing?
Onions have very low nitrogen requirements so additional fertilizers are usually not required. Be sure to amend your garden soil only with well aged compost. Do not amend your garden soil with fresh manures of any kind.
Do you have any more tips for growing onions in my garden?
Growing Large Onions From Sets: Plant sets in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked and has lost its winter sogginess. Plant sets 3-4" apart in rows about one foot apart. Plant the sets one inch deep. Onions have shallow roots so water regularly giving them at least an inch per week. With their shallow roots onions cannot compete with weeds for water or nutrients, so pull weeds relentlessly! Late in the summer or fall the tops will fall over by themselves, or for a more uniform harvest you can bend them all over at once and let the tops wilt. Lift the onions carefully and dry in the sun or filtered shade for about ten days, or until the skins are dry and papery. Store onions in a cool, dry dark room and check often for neck rot or soft spots. Use onions with soft spots immediately and keep the stored onions loosely stored or if possible not touching each other at all.
Growing Salad Onions and Green Onions from Sets: For a good supply of fresh salad onions throughout spring and summer make consecutive plantings every two weeks. Plant sets 3" deep and almost touching in rows about a foot apart. As the plants grow you can carefully harvest every other onion as a young green onion, and leave the remaining onion sets to grow into larger salad onions. The deeper you plant the sets, the more white stalk will be produced, so if you like sliced scallions for stir fry plant some of the sets 4-5" deep. To keep green onions fresh for days after harvest, just set them in a glass of water in the refrigerator and use as you need them.
At the core of the Stargazer Perennials brand growing program is our commitment to growing pesticide-free using only organic and synthetic chemical-free materials. All of our herb varieties are grown from certified organic plugs. All of our rose varieties are grown on their own root for increased vigor, disease resistance, increased bloom production , and increased cold hardiness. Our plant production nursery is annually certified virus-free and pest-free by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
We specialize in growing organic roses, culinary herbs, perennial garden plants, and edible goods such as heirloom seed potatoes, onions sets and delicious heirloom garlic varieties. The Stargazer Perennials Farm & Nursery is a bee, butterfly and bird friendly environment.