Austin Urban Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

Growing Onions in Austin October 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — austinurbangardens @ 3:50 pm

It’s almost time to order onion sets for planting in late December or early January.  The place I order mine from, Dixondale Farms, is in Carrizo Springs.  I have had great success with their onions, and really enjoy growing them.  Here in zone 8, we grow Short Day varieties of onions.  The 1015’s are very popular.  I typically order a variety of red onions, sweet yellow onions and white onions.  Once harvested, you allow them to dry in the sun for a couple of days, then hang them in an onion bag and eat onions almost year round.    Onions are very rewarding to grow and taste great fresh from the garden.


2 Responses to “Growing Onions in Austin”

  1. Vance Says:

    I planted my onions Nov 1st 2012 and am still looking for bulbs to start this year. Has anyone had the same last harvest problems this growing season?

    • Hey Vance,
      Your onions should be about done right now. I planted mine in late November and they are starting to lay down, meaning they are finished growing. Have you pulled one up to see what’s up? Could be a compacted soil issue or not enough nutrients. And I’m assuming you planted onion sets, not seeds?

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