High humidity around the foliage and wet soils make the crop more prone to disease attack. I would remove the whole module. Over-wintered onions and shallots greatly benefit from an application of 35g per sq m (1oz per sq yd) of nitrogen-rich fertiliser such as sulphate of ammonia in late winter. Although one plant per module is effective, growing three to four plants per module saves space. Remove the flower as it appears. How wet is your garden? Shallots generally produce smaller bulbs than onions, with a more distinct flavour. Warm soil temperatures, on the other hand, can trigger onion seed germination in as little as four days. I have to admit they are far easier to use than the “blanket” sowing in trays and it does save the tussle of separating the individual plants. As the soil is still a bit cold for planting into, you can start onion sets off indoors in modules, so that by the time you come to plant them out in the garden they will already have started into growth. but onions from Seed? Only the tips of the bulbs should show, These types are less sensitive to cold exposure that induces bolting (flowering), Aim to plant onions in September and shallots in October, Use the same spacing for spring-planted sets or module grown plants, Autumn planting is not suitable for heavy soils prone to waterlogging as the crop is more likely to succumb to disease, Carefully lift the bulbs with fork avoiding bruising that could later lead to storage rots, Lift shallots in bunches and than carefully separate, Place the bulbs in a single layer on a drying rack made from chicken wire or use slatted crates placed upside-down, Ripen the bulbs in full sun outdoors for about two weeks or in a greenhouse or well-ventilated shed if the weather turns wet, When ready for storage all the foliage should be papery and dry, Tie the bulbs into plaits, store in net bags or in trays in a single layer, Store in light, cool, dry and well-ventilated place. But while sets are speedy, convenient and generally reliable, it’s worth noting that onions will also grow handsomely from seeds sown in the dark depths of winter. Now if I can just figure out where I put those onion seeds....", "Good informative article thank you. From January onwards we sell Sturon, Turbo and Red Baron onion sets. There are two main ways to raise onions and shallots; To ensure a good crop, the plant has to be strongly growing by late spring as the lengthening days trigger the formation of bulbs – the more leaf at this time, the better the bulb. It is only forgetfulness on my part that has me turning to sets later on in spring as a means of catching up. Onions can also be grown from seed with Bedfordshire Champion and Ailsa Craig still being popular onions to grow. You won’t get any king-sized bulbs this way but you will get an ample supply of storable, mid-sized bulbs that are perfect for the kitchen. It may help to know we have warmer days than a UK winter but it can drop to minus 8 at night- thankfully not yet this year! 222879/SC038262, For convenience most gardeners choose to grow them from, Although more challenging, it is also possible to raise the crop from, Sets are also less likely to be affected by disease, To reduce the risk of sets bolting, plant the, Plant onion sets in early to mid-spring 5-10cm (2-4in) apart leaving 25-30cm (10in-1ft) between the rows, Plant about 2cm (¾in) deep, in drills or merely push the sets into loose earth. My only complaint was the transplantin process. As the seedling emerges it is bent double-back on itself. Little fertiliser is required at planting, apply 35g per sq m (1oz per sq yd) of Growmore or twice as much organic fertiliser such as dried poultry manure pellets. Rather than the usual 15x30cm (6-12in) spacing, opt instead for a generous 36-40cm (15-16in) apart in each direction. Both are widely available. The seed-starting bed should be compost rich, well-drained, and free of pebbles and garden debris. Remove the fleece once established in the soil, Plant shallot sets 15-20cm (6-8in) apart in rows 30-45cm (1ft-18in) apart. Birds can be a problem lifting the … I started the seeds in a flat, and in seperating in what is a rather delicate structure at transplant time, lost a fair number of seedlings to my clumsiness. But while sets are speedy, convenient and generally reliable, it’s worth noting that onions will also grow handsomely from seeds sown in the dark depths of winter. Yellowing and toppling of the foliage is a sign that the crop is getting ready for harvest, but lift the bulbs before the foliage dies down completely. Peta", "I think I understand the Plug for startingonion seeds. Apply two bucketfuls of well-rotted manure or other organic matter such as garden compost every square metre (yard). If you’re anything like me then, after taste, the next reason for growing your own vegetables is cost. They are used for pickling as well as cooking. Later the maggots destroy the inner tissue of the bulbs. This not only enhances growth but can also suppress premature flowering. On my You Tube onion video, comment by Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald 11/08/18 Today I harvested my onions which I grew following this method. Water to settle compost around each set and check regularly to keep the compost moist. Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, General enquiries Make a slight depression in the surface of each cell and drop a modest pinch of seeds - about five to eight - into each. Withering of the foliage in dry weather may be a sign of onion white rot. However we have not had much joy here in the Ariege- (SW France) Growing onions from seed is a little more difficult than growing onions from sets, especially for the new vegetable grower, but seed does provide some compelling advantages over sets. Affected tissue becomes covered with dense grey mould, later turning dry and mummified. First mark out the row with a bamboo cane or string to keep the row in a straight line. Transplant onion seedlings that were started indoors about 4-6 weeks before the last expected frost or freeze date, provided the ground is not frozen. How to Grow Your Own Onion Sets. Then every 10cm / 4in make a small hole in the soil with your finger and place an onion set into it. Unlike shallot sets, seed-grown plants will only produce a single bulb. Sow shallot seeds in late winter. Most of us will know you can either grow onions from ‘sets’ or seeds so here’s a little information on both: Onion Sets Onion sets are just immature or part grown onion bulbs from the previous year. In many regions you may be able to buy onion transplants for immediate planting. Alternatively, consider planting through black plastic sheeting to suppress weeds. If you’ve purchased sets for planting but the soil isn’t warm enough yet, store in the fridge until planting time. Watch Monty Don’s video guide to … If you cannot apply organic matter – use more fertiliser, up to twice as much if the soil is poor. ", "This may seem like a silly question, but my husband and I are new at gardening. Wouldn't want them to rot. This may help you. As onion sets grow they form a larger bulb. Shallot sets split, forming a clump of bulbs. We do line with bubble wrap for extra insulation – most things grow well, Hand weed regularly. By the end of summer the onions will be ready for lifting and storing following a period of drying. The seedlings can now be grown on in the greenhouse or cold frame until they are ready for planting out in early to mid spring. You can sow maincrop onions under cover anytime from the turn of the year to the end of February. ", "Peta, I have been starting many of my seedlings in the kitchen, then transferring them to a small room in my garage where I painted the walls, ceiling, and floor a nice bright color and placed hanging lights over wall to wall benches. Plus, planting hardy varieties in autumn gives you a head start over spring-planted sets, as you can harvest the bulbs from June. Such bulbs will produce thick-neck bulbs that will not store and should be used soon after harvesting. This will help add nutrients, improve the soil structure and hold moisture. Good cultivation including avoiding application of high nitrogen fertilisers late in the season can reduce occurrence of onion neck rot. Sow shallots a little bit later from early- to mid-spring. Closer planting will result in more bulbs and a heavier crop, but smaller bulbs. ", "Mark, the plugs are as Peta describes above - a seed tray that is effectively compartmentalised into separate cells. Planting onion sets is simplicity itself. Watering of spring-planted or spring-sown crops after mid-summer can reduce the storage quality. I have looked at several pictures of onion sprouts, and they all look similar to grass. Although one plant per module is effective, growing three to four plants per module saves space. (We won't display this on the website or use it for marketing), (Please enter the code above to help prevent spam on this article), Which Seeds to Start First? Thin out as required to 2.5-7.5cm (1-3in) apart. Both leaf mining pests have two generations a year. Onions have a limited root system therefore improving the soil with plentiful organic matter is invaluable. Plant sets fairly shallow. We love onions at GIY because they are one of those vegetables that it’s possible to become self-sufficient in, even if you don’t have a huge amount of space. Most have yellow, white or brown skin and white flesh, but red-skinned and red-flesh cultivars make interesting alternatives. Once the seeds are in their cells they can be covered back over with a further sift of compost, watered carefully then popped into an unheated propagator to germinate. It has been over a month since we planted. Reduce acidity by applying lime in autumn and winter. A decent sized raised bed for example could produce a couple of hundred onions which would be enough for most families for up to a year. They feed on the internal tissue of the leaves. Fill them with compost and just press the little sets into the centre. Plant rows about 30cm / 1foot apart, just enough to allow for hoeing weeds. Growing onions from sets is far easier than raising them from seed. Try to avoid overhead irrigation that encourages fungal diseases. So what to grow? The e-mail does not appear to be correct. Onion sets are easier for beginners but don’t provide the same results as transplants started from seed. Outdoors One of the joys of starting onions in this way is that there is no need to thin out the resulting seedlings – they can be set out in clusters, exactly as they are. The roots can easily penetrate the outside of the plugs, and the plugs will biodegrade in time. It will be great to look forward to later in the year, when you will be pulling fresh onions … Some plugs are compressed peat, and others are a soil-less medium such as a coir mix. Reply Delete. ), By clicking 'Add Comment' you agree to our Terms and Conditions, "I've got yellow and blue lupines coming up from seed, have planted about a hundred lettuce, beans, and tomatoes, and would have forgotten my onions if you hadn't mentioned them here! of course personally I find the larger they are the better for transplanting- 020 3176 5800 Onions are biennials meaning they have a 2 year lifecycle, they produce a storage bulb the fist year and flower the second. Growing Onions from sets. The larvae of bean seed fly causes similar damage to germinating seeds and young plants. I am going to try the "plug" technique this year, and look forward to greater success. Alternatively, use dry poultry manure. They don’t need to be fully buried either since the chance of birds or the elements uprooting them is low. Use trays with cells that are about 2-3cm (1in) across the top and pack them with quality multipurpose potting soil that’s been sieved to remove any lumps. Water them well and set them either in your greenhouse or a sheltered area in the garden. • Plant shallot and onion sets in rows with the tip of each bulb only just protruding through the surface of the soil. Harden off before planting out in spring. They are relatively low maintenance, easy to grow and store relatively well (but finding a suitably dry place to store them can be a challenge is wet Irish winters). ", "Jenn, Hope this helps ", (If you have difficulty using this form, please use our. It satisfied the "itch" to start growing indoors in anticipation of the outdoor growing season weeks later. Properly handled onion seedlings consistently mature into plump bulbs, with little risk of bolting (the biggest risk when growing bulb onions). I recommend starting late onion sets in module trays of compost in the greenhouse, keep them on a bottom shelf out of direct sunlight (but not darkness), not too wet or too dry for a fortnight. Wilting of the foliage and collapse of young onion and shallot plant can be also caused by larvae (maggots) of the onion fly feeding on the internal tissue of the stems. Ensure that they are not exposed to damp conditions in storage. Onion sets are onions which were partially grown last year but pulled up when they reached marble size, they are then dried and stored. Five Easy Answers. He used them to grow all his plants from seeds in this type of “try/plug system. Benefits to Growing Onions from Seed. • For onions, leave a space of 10cm (4") between each bulb, and 30cm (12") between each row. No! Sow onion seeds in modules in mid- to late winter and keep in the greenhouse at 10-16°C (50-60°F). Storing in the dark encourages sprouting. ", "Shaylen - welcome to the wonderful world of growing! Water every 14 days during prolonged spells of dry weather until mid-summer. We planted our first garden earlier last month. Onions and shallots are very susceptible to onion downy mildew, when the leaves start turning yellow and die off from the tip downwards. Bon Chance (good Luck) Thank you for the great information! If pests of any description are a problem protect your young plants with a covering of garden fleece until established. 23 December 2011, written by Benedict Vanheems. Some onion and shallot cultivars are suitable for autumn planting: As the foliage casts little shade the crop can be easily swamped by weeds, which would negatively affect the plants’ growth and subsequent yields. They should available in differing sizes from domestic garden. The most popular that turns up time and again is ‘Kelsae’, a golden onion whose tendency to produce good-sized bulbs serve it well in this relatively crowded, clustered setup. Under cover Onions are staples in most vegetable gardens, and are usually grown from sets.Growing onions from seed, however, is just as easy. Too crowded surely? How do we know if what is coming up is an onion sprout, or just grass/weeds? ‘Longor’: Good yield and shape, good storage quality, suitable for exhibition As it clears the ground, it then 'unfolds' to give the grass-like appearence. If you have planted into fertile, firm ground in a sunny spot of the garden then it is pretty much job done from here. We harvested around 30 spring onions in May and today I harvested 98 mostly good sized onions (a few small ones amongst the plump ones). Gently push the sets into soft, well-worked soil so that the tip is just showing, and firm the soil around them. Cover young plants with a fine insect-proof mesh or fleece for the whole season to reduce infestation. We currently have potatoes and strawberries growing, and a few cucumber sprouts have started coming up. Plant the sets 18-20cm apart each way or 10cm between plants, leaving 30cm between rows (spacing determines the final size: the bigger the space, the bigger your onions will grow). I used to have the same problem.however a quick bite will soon release that sweet onion flavour - if it is onion! They will more readily sprout leaves in the greenhouse and be away from birds that might otherwise peck them out of the ground if you were to otherwise plant directly into an outside bed. Is it a little mesh net about the size of a golfball that you place the seeds in? The way to streamline the whole seed-sowing process is to start the onions off in the same module trays from which they will be planted out in spring, thereby doing away with the need for any fiddly pricking out. 1. With all quiet on the vegetable front, it is reassuring to be doing something now that will carry us through to the new growing season that’s just weeks away. ", "Hi Planting onion sets offers a shortcut to success Growing Onions From Sets . Onions from seed offer a budget alternative to sets and take minimal extra effort, so why not give them a try? However, I leave my garlic and cilantro in the ground, as they seem to make it through the cold. Thanks for all your tips about growing the "surplus" onion sets, folks. Sow shallot seeds in late winter. Many maincrop varieties of onion are available as seed. Onions are an interesting crop, as they're a biennial in nature. Thin out first to 5cm (2in) and later to 10cm (4in). Home-grown produce can save literally hundreds of dollars, while implementing evermore ingenious ways of driving down the grocery bill is all part of the fun! ‘Red Baron’: Deep crimson red skin with good internal colour, high yields, Cultivars suitable for autumn planting: ‘Senshyu’, ‘Radar’, ‘Troy’, ‘Swift’ or ‘Electric’, ‘Jermor’: Good skin, uniform shape and size, suitable for exhibition Onion sprouts have a rounder profile (if cut through), while grass is flatter. 3. You water them down with warm water, they expand, you plunk in your seeds, you pop the whole thing into a larger size pot or into your garden. ", "Again this is just my opinion; the "plugs" I use (when I use them) are trays made up of small "cells”. They are both relatively undemanding crops giving good yields. On particularly wet ground, try growing onions and shallots in raised beds or even in containers. Growing onions from sets is generally easier and the crop will mature earlier. To ensure the darkness necessary for germination cover the glass or propagator with a double-layer of newspaper. If you've seen any pests or beneficial insects in your garden in the past few days please report them to The Big Bug Hunt and help create a warning system to alert you when bugs are heading your way. Once the soil is drier and beginning to warm up, start sowing directly. Plant the onion sets 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches deep so the top of the bulb is level with the soil. Hoeing can be tricky as the foliage and top of the bulb can be easily damaged. The New Year is a great time to try a new technique, and they don’t get any more efficient than onions raised from seed in module trays. If you see ‘Japanese onions’ on seed packets or a bag of sets, you know you’ve got some tough cookies. It’s also worth seeking out seeds of ‘Globo’, a newcomer to the scene that’s formed even bigger bulbs in trials. I'm having a terrific time growing indoors, and experimenting with my new cloning machine to see which cuttings root best with the water spray and which root readily in soil. Set aside a planting bed for growing from seed. Then space your rows 6 inches apart. A steady hand and a pointed knife to portion out the seeds will ensure an even cell fill. If you need help designing your vegetable garden, try our Vegetable Garden Planner. I always start onion sets off in the smallest modules (c. 1 cm cubed) which keeps roots separate but makes for easy planting. 2. Add your own thoughts on the subject of this article: First bred in Japan, they’re hardy and resilient overwintering varieties that will grow outside uncovered over the next few months, then provide you with lots of large, crisp bulbs at the end of next spring. Sow five to six seeds per module and thin out if necessary to three or four plants. I have often grown onions from seed. I would suggest that if your seedlings still aren't up they may need re-sowing, as they should have been up with two weeks. ‘Pikant’: Good yields of smaller bulbs with reddish skins, good bolting resistance, Cultivars for autumn planting: ‘Jemor’, ‘Eschalote Grise’ and ‘Yellow Moon’. The sizes of the trays and plugs on the trays can vary from very small, about 3 cm wide and 5 to 6 cm deep to larger ones, about 5/6 cm wide to 6/7cm deep. Choose an open, sunny site and well-drained soil. Re grass or onions? RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected (If you have difficulty using this form, please use our Contact Form to send us your comment, along with the title of this article. Sets are part-grown onions that are super-easy to grow and save time sowing. Far from being an extravagant use of space, the cluster arrangement of onions will ensure you get a surprisingly hearty haul from your onion patch. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Sow onion seeds in modules in mid- to late winter and keep in the greenhouse at 10-16°C (50-60°F). Caring for Onions I don't plant my onion sets until the end of March, or even early April, straight into the ground in the veggie garden, you will have onions earlier than me, but mine ripen when the weather is warm in summer and they store very well. This has the advantage of making life a lot easier when it comes to planting out time. Received wisdom has many kitchen gardeners starting their onions off from sets – small, immature bulbs that swell to a respectable size within a few short months. I normally grow my onion sets started off in module trays and plant out once they have established a good root ball, which has stopped any birds lifting out. Well no, as over time the individual plants will simply push each other apart, elbowing their siblings out of the way to make sure they get the space they need. Plant them just below the soil surface, with just the tips showing, in a moisture-retentive, fertile soil, ideally with plenty of well-rotted organic matter such as garden compost. Flowering (bolting) is triggered by exposure to low temperatures in spring. To give your onions enough room to spread out they will need a little more space than would be typical for planted sets. Onions are one of my pet crops, and bulb onions are always the first vegetable I start indoors from seed. 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