Growing Onion

Allium cepa : Amaryllidaceae / the onion family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S         S          
      T T T     T      
        P P            

(Best months for growing Onion in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Easy to grow. Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 2 - 4 inches apart
  • Harvest in 25-34 weeks. Allow onions to dry before storing.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Lemon Balm, Borage, Carrots, Beets, Silverbeet, Lettuce, Amaranth
  • Avoid growing close to: Peas, Beans

Your comments and tips

07 Feb 24, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Hi, it means to take the seedlings you've grown from seed, and plant them in the ground or bigger pots.
08 Feb 24, (USA - Zone 5a climate)
26 Dec 23, alfred rockhold (USA - Zone 6a climate)
i live in wv
09 Dec 23, Gill (New Zealand - temperate climate)
How much watering do onions like. On tank water so hoping not heavy drinkers
14 Dec 23, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Just give a watering 2-3 times a week depending on how hot it is.
29 Nov 23, Themba Peter (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I have onions that need transplanting is it the right time, will appreciate the advice.
30 Nov 23, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
You could try but it does say Feb - April.
08 Sep 23, enie (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
is there onion variety that you can grow around November in south africa
14 Sep 23, Anonymous (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Check the planting guide - Dec onwards.
20 Aug 23, Michael (Australia - temperate climate)
Can you please tell me the best varieties of onion to plant now. Live at Canowindra NSW Thanking you
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