Onion sets (50 onions in a set) have arrived at Wells Brothers. We’ve got several varieties to choose from and all sell for $2.50 per set.
1015-Y –Texas Super-sweet Onion – A giant yellow onion with a super sweet taste. Onions can grow as large as softballs—and store well for 2-3 months.
Georgia Sweet (Yellow Granex) Onion – “Sweet as an apple” is the expression used to describe its mild flavor. Great fresh or grilled, but great raw, too.
Texas Sweet White Onion – This onion is a cook’s staple, lending flavor to a variety of dishes. Great for sauteing and grilling.
Red Grano Onion – Red Grano onion produces medium sized red onions that are crisp and mild flavored. Top shaped. Perfect for salads or hamburgers.
Plant onion sets as soon as they become available in full sun and well-drained soil that is loose to about eight inches deep. Onions should be planted deep enough to hold up the plant and about four to five inches apart. Once a root system is established (about three weeks) pull some of the dirt away from the top to expose the bulb to sunlight. Don’t let them get thirsty. Onions require good moist soil during the first part of the growing cycle. Once the bulbs start to form, moisture becomes less of an issue.
Onions require more fertilizer than most garden crops. They really enjoy moderate nitrogen (1st number) and high phosphate (2nd number) fertilizers. Apply fertilizer when you prepare the bed. At three weeks top dress with nitrogen and then again when the bulb starts to grow. I also fertilize every three weeks or so until the end of April. You should be harvesting onions towards the end of May. If onions are not in the crop rotation scheme this year, then start on the garden bed preparation. Seed potatoes will be arriving at the end of January along with most of the garden seeds.