Planting onions is as easy as kindergarten, especially if you start with “sets.”
Sets are baby onion plants you buy at the nursery. It only takes a few minutes to plant a bunch of these, if your garden is ready. The Damsel planted both yellow and red varieties on this bright spring morning.
For root crops like onions, it’s best if the earth is well-tilled and relatively stone free. Now that you mention it, that’s the case for pretty much any crop, not just root crops. But while onions will grow around a stone, it can make them misshapen. And who wants an ugly onion? Hmmm?
Poke a little hole in that perfect garden soil.
Stick in one of the baby onion plants and firm the soil around. It’s ok to plant them sort of close, if you have plenty. Once they get growing, you can thin them and eat the thinnings for green onions.
Now dream of the salsa that is to come.