I love how the onions stand up like little soldiers in the field. This year we are growing eight varieties of onions. We decided to try onions by seed this year because the quality is supposed to be so much better. It is a lot more work and much more time consuming so I hope it is worth it. We did plant some sets just in case. We know we had really good luck with them in prior years.
In the springtime we will offer scallions or green onions, during the early summer we will offer new onions that are delicious as kabobs on the grill (and the perfect size), late summer will bring onions for slicing to put a sweet crunch on your hamburgers and the fall will bring sturdy storage onions to last the winter. That’s if you don’t eat them first!
Onions are classified as long day, short day and medium day. The day length affects the onions ability to bulb. We grow long day (which requires 14 to 16 hours of daylight) varieties because in the north our day length is longer.