Post last updated: August 13th, 2018
In November 2011, I took an Extension Agent class on growing onions. At the end of the class, we were given a dozen starter plants of Vidalia onions to take home and plant. Mine were planted on November 21. Today I harvested them.
These are my first successfully grown onions. I learned in the class not to plant onion sets too deep. No deeper than the first knuckle on your finger. They can barely stand up at that depth and your tendency is to think “This ain’t gonna work” but it does. All of the red and white onions I planted before taking the onion class did not bulb like you see in this photo. If they don’t bulb, you won’t be able to store your onions.
Here’s a YouTube video explaining how to cure your onions.