es, yes we know we know, we have spoken about growing onions before.

But we had a lot of feedback on our Facebook with people asking for something simpler. Something that really broke it down to the core tasks, that could be printed out and hung in the garden shed.

Its important that you aim for the winter solstice to get your onions in the ground, in the Southern Hemisphere at least.

This is not a hard and fast rule, as nothing in gardening ever is. A couple of weeks before, and a couple of weeks after will still work for you, but much earlier or later, and you’re starting to run the risk of not giving the bulbs enough time to develop.


remember to use both Seasol and Powerfeed to make sure that you get nice, full bulb growth, which is what you’re looking for in an onion!


i really want to know if you have  found this infographic helpful, and if you have gotten your onions in the ground by now!

you can always share your garden photos, and have a chat about anything you’re struggling with over on my Facebook page.

If you want to know more about starting your own productive backyard, and just about every piece of information you could ever need to get to started,  visit the website.


Posted on June 27, 2014 in HOW TO GROW, WINTER

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  1. Blicky
    October 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm · Reply

    Very good post

    • kmfinigan
      October 7, 2014 at 11:41 pm · Reply

      Thanks very much Blicky! If its helped you, share it! You never know how many people you might know are looking for the same information.

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  3. vickie
    January 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm · Reply

    Very informative and timely too as I am thinking about an onion crop. Can you please tell me if onions will grow in part shade? My winter beds get a max of 3 hours full sun a day. Is this sufficient? Thanks. Vickie

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