No kitchen garden is complete without onions and growing your own onions couldn't be easier! We chose our quality sets for their flavour, yields and all round performance. Supplied in 250g packs with each pack containing around 75/80 sets each. All of the below varieties are perfect for spring planting and have been chosen first and foremost for flavour, but also because they are excellent performers in British gardens. We grow and trial all of the varieties that we sell in our own trials garden – only the best are included in our range.
All spring planting varieties can be planted out from February (weather permitting) with heat treated varieties being despatched from late March/early April ready for immediate planting.
How to grow Onions
Onion sets are easier to grow than onions from seed, they are less susceptible to disease and will do reasonably well in poorer soils - and because the bulbs are already partly formed they will mature earlier. Plant them about 10cm/4in apart in rows 30cm/12in apart. Push them into well-prepared soil, so that just the tip is showing above ground. If planted shallowly, birds are liable to pull them out. Onions thrive in an open position and on fertile, well-drained soils. Onions are best rotated on a minimum three-year cycle to prevent the build-up of soil-borne pests and diseases.