What we love about growing organic onions
- Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
- A deer resistant, cool-season annual
- Pungent flavor and highly versatile in recipes
- Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory superfood
The best organic onions for cooking
No vegetable is quite as well-known as the onion. Onion is an essential ingredient in a multitude of dishes, from Asian stir-fries to Italian sauces to American fare. Meaning, onions can grow absolutely anywhere. And as an essential culinary ingredient, organic onions enhance other flavors in a unique and delicious way.
It's easy to grow organic onions!
Organic onions may be one of the easiest vegetables to grow. If starting organic onions from seed, first decide which variety best suits your climate. Organic onions come in Short Day and Long Day varieties. Short Day varieties grow best in the south, where summer days last about 12 hours. Long Day varieties are better suited to the north, where summer days are longer. Whether you need Texas Early Grano, or Yellow Sweet Spanish, or bunching onions—Eden brothers has you covered.
When to start organic onion seeds
Start organic onion seeds indoors eight to 10 weeks before transplanting outside. Multi-sow the seeds in rows in your seed tray. Maintain an even watering schedule, and allow the seedlings to get several inches tall before teasing them apart. Transplant organic onion seedlings outside as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. For fall crops, plant in September or October. Fall-planted seedlings will overwinter and produce an earlier harvest than spring-planted onions. Organic onion seeds are ready to harvest roughly 100 days from planting. You’ll know that the bulbs are ready to be harvested when the foliage flops over. Pull the bulbs out of the grown and hand them up to cure in a cool, dark place for several weeks.
The health benefits of organic onions
Organic onions are rich in Vitamin C and potassium and packed with antioxidants. Organic onions are also anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. So, if you need a reason other than superior flavor to grow your own organic onions, consider its nutritional benefits. Grow organic onions in your garden this year and the chef in your household will thank you. No more running to the store to buy an onion when you have the sweetest, most flavorful onions in your pantry already. Doesn’t health taste delicious?
A premier online supplier of organic onion seeds, Eden Brothers offers multiple varieties for sale.
For more information about planting, growing, and harvesting organic onion seeds, see the Onion Seeds Planting Guide.