Growing your own vegetable garden can be a real deal today, especially if you are keen on eating organic foods and wish to avoid any chemical additives most veggie farmers add in order to get bigger crops. In fact, it’s not even that difficult to tend to a small garden in your backyard, or in a greenhouse, if you learn a few easy steps. In this article we’ll show you how to grow onions in your vegetable garden so that you can have your own yield of this delicious veggie that can be used for so many foods.

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The first thing you need to know about how to grow onions is that you will likely get better results if you grow them from sets and not seeds. Choose a sunny spot in your garden for the onions, but make sure they have enough room and don’t plant them too close to other vegetables. Try to avoid planting onions in soil where onions have grown many times before, or where there may be problems with weeds. Onions have quite short roots, so they need all the space they can get in order to grow well and without disease.

One of the tricks of learning how to grow onions is to know that they can be easily affected by diseases, so if you think one of the onions may be presenting signs of disease, remove it from the veggie bed entirely, together with the soil that it sat in. That way, you decrease chances that your other onions will go bad. Furthermore, since onions are so fragile, you may want to invest in some special dilutions to help stave off bacteria. You also need to know what sort of soil pH your onions like and prepare it for them beforehand. One way to do this is to prepare the onion’s bed in the autumn, feeding it manure and letting it settle during winter.

One of the most important aspects of learning how to grow onions is to know when to plant them. Early spring is the best time for it, but you can do it even in February if the soil is soft enough for it. You need to rake the soil and make sure it’s well mixed, but step on it a few times before planting the onions, because they prefer a more compact bed. Onions must be planted at a four-inch distance from each other, deep enough to cover them with the soil, but still see the tips of the sets.

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