Grow onions by planting them at the right time and in a good location, using proper soil, fertilizing the plants regularly, watering them correctly and mulching them. You need onion sets, loamy soil, fertilizer, water and mulch.
- Plant onions at the right time
Plant onions in the early spring around March or April when the temperature is still cool.
- Plant onions in a good location
Plant onions in a location where they can receive plenty of sunlight. As a general rule of thumb, onions need about six hours of sunlight per day. Make sure that the location has plenty of well-drained, loamy soil.
- Mix the soil with fertilizer
Before planting, mix the soil with a layer of manure or fertilizer. Nutrient-rich soil is critical to the development of onion plants.
- Plant onion sets
Purchase onion sets, which look like tiny bulbs. Plant them in a one-inch hole. Space each plant 12 to 18 inches away from each other.
- Fertilize the onions
Fertilize the onions regularly until the bulbing process starts. This occurs when the onions grow large enough to push above the soil line.
- Mulch the plants
Mulch the plants to keep weed growth down and the soil moist.
- Water the plants
Give the plants one inch of water per week.