Three Ways to Grow Onions in Your Vegetable Garden

Bunch of fresh onions on deck.

Onions are wonderfully versatile vegetables. Caramelized onions can sweeten up your cheeseburger, and crunchy-fresh red onions can add a bite to your salad. But just like with tomatoes, if you buy your onions at the supermarket, you’re buying cultivars that were chosen because they last long and ship well, and you’re missing out on a whole world of flavor.

Growing onions in your garden is easy, and it gives you the opportunity to savor all this veggie has to offer. You’ll never go back!

There are three main ways to grow onions in your home vegetable garden, and each method has its advantages and disadvantages.

Read on to find out about each of the three onion planting methods, and how to choose which one is right for you.


  1. An interesting article about growing onions, but how about one on how to eradicate wild onions in my perennial beds. Between the weeds and the onions this spring, I can’t even find some of the perennials.

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