Vegetable Gardening: Growing Onions – How to Grow Onions

Onions are an easy vegetable to grow. Phil Dudman the Garden Guru shows you how to plant and grow onions. phildudman.com This video describes growing onions from sets rather than seeds.
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25 Responses to “Vegetable Gardening: Growing Onions – How to Grow Onions”

  1. Good stuff GG

  2. Nice demo. Thanks.

  3. i like ur garden thx 4 sharing.

  4. @AngelikavonDeutschla The size of the bulb is directly related to the size of the leaves, bigger leaves mean bigger bulbs. I would start the seeds august first directly outside and transplant small plants to their final bed in early spring. The bulbs will start swelling on the longest day of the year. Feed Nitrogen until then.

  5. ooops i planted mine in a whole thing D:

  6. v helpful

  7. thanks, this helped :)

  8. Good video, credit where credits due. I learnt a lot.

  9. AngelikavonDeutschla Reply November 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Where is your accent from? I thinking Australian? Am I am right? Nice garden. I am getting my now started. Bad Utah Northern weather so makes it hard for us. I just planted two rows of onions (red onions)>Last years onions did not grow well. What must I do to make them grow? My neighbor put her’s in the same time as mine. Hers are growing now this year. Does an onion take 2 years to grow? Or is it just our weather condition?

  10. AngelikavonDeutschla Reply November 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Where is your accent from? I thinking Australian? Am I am right? Nice garden. I am getting my now started. Bad Utah Northern weather so makes it hard for us.

  11. Great vid, well presented and very useful,thanks.

  12. @KallyJones
    I’m guessing this is Australia.

  13. Thank you for this video, I just transplanted my onions. I just uploaded it and I think I did it very similar to what you did. I sure hope they’re as easy to grow as it looks!
    lol I tried not to plant them too deep. My garlic that I planted last fall is very happy. so hopefully the onions will be too! :-)

  14. Onions are invaluable.

  15. Respond to this video…
    We are in the sub-tropics

  16. What is your climate that you can grow in winter???

  17. great tips, I’m sure you are going to have a bountiful harvest :)

  18. Phil,
    Great presentation here
    I have a garden of about 4Thsq feet. Have had great luck with onions so far. Last yr averaged 3lbs each. I grow as organic as I can. Main fertilizer,fish/powdered seaweed.I wish to use a multitude of onions to help repel bugs in lieu of chem. Can I simply sow onion seed in a hap~hazard way and expect a happy result. Buying so many seedlings would be rather expensive, seeds are cheaper. My garden is in Newfoundland. Last frost, mid June. first, maybe early/mid Oct.

  19. It takes Ph 6 months to change doesn’t it? I believe so.

  20. hmm, too much nitrogen for onions. Didn’t know that. I guess I’ll back track on the fertilizer. Thanks for tip.

  21. I like onions.

  22. @RipvanBongBowl420 Sure thing Ripvan. Give it a try. Growing it on like that may increase the size of the bulb.

  23. yeah dude you do have a badass garden! I left an onion in the bag on my counter for a while and its got long green tusk like growth out of the top, i want to grow it so i put it in a jar with some water to help develop some roots. after it has roots do i just plant it in the ground?

  24. I’ll have to enjoy this virtual garden since I don’t have my garden anymore. I miss the smell of the fresh earth when you pull up the vegetables. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden! Wishing you good luck.

  25. Pulling out corn plants is probably my least favorite thing to do. Spring onions are definitely my favorite onion though. :)