Onions

Allium cepa
Liliaceae, Lily Family
grow your own onions
grow your own onions
We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.
Numbers 11:5
grow your own onions
Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
John 6:43

Cultural Information

TypeEdible Annual
Height12 - 24 inches
Soilvariety of soils, provide humus and good drainage
Exposurefull sun
Leavesmedium green, long, monocot, tubular, outer leaves begin folding over by mid-season
Flowerssingle flower, tear-shaped, opens up to sphere made up of a multitude of petite blossoms

Planting Tips

  • prepare soil with plenty of compost for light, friable texture
  • sow seeds in rows and thin seedlings to every 4 inches

Garden to Table

  • onions have many varieties so enjoy trying sweet, white, yellow or purple to find your favorite
  • be ready for a few tears when chopping onions - they are worth the flavor but wash hands thoroughly after prepping

Additional Resources

See Blog Posts on Onions
Moses, on his last nerve, leading the grumbling Israelites, in turn cries out to God - as if chopping the very onions they lamented.
-from the NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible
grow your own onions
Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
John 6:43

Photo Credits

© 2014 Shelley S. Cramm Fresh onion harvest
© 2013 Shelley S. Cramm Onions growing in a Quebec garden
© 2014 Shelley S. Cramm Fine onion seedlings will grow hearty and robust with flavor
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