How To Store Onion Sets: Storing Onions For Planting

By Heather Rhoades

Perhaps you found a great early deal on onion sets, maybe you have grown your own sets for planting in the spring or maybe you just didn’t get to plant them last season. Whatever the case, you need to store them until you are ready for planting onion sets in your garden. How to store onion sets is as easy as 1-2-3.

Storing Onion Sets – Step 1

Storing onion sets is much like storing plain old onions. Find a mesh type bag (like the bag your store bought cooking onions come in) and place the onion sets inside the bag.

Storing Onion Sets – Step 2

Hang the mesh bag in a cool, dry place that has good circulation. Basements are not ideal locations, as they tend to be damp, which can cause rot when storing onion sets. Instead, consider using a semi-heated or connected garage, an attic or even an uninsulated closet.

Storing Onion Sets – Step 3

Check regularly. Check the onion sets in the bag for any signs of rot or damage. If you find any sets that are starting to go bad, remove them immediately from the bag as they could cause the others to rot as well.

In the spring, when you are ready for planting onion sets, your sets will be healthy and firm, ready to grow into nice, big onions. The question of how to store onion sets is really as easy as 1-2-3.

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