Onion Sets, Garlic & Shallots
We stock a number of varieties of onion sets, shallots and garlic at Gotherington Nurseries.
Most onion sets, garlic and shallots are planted between March and April. Planting onion sets and shallots in September will produce a crop of onions in mid Summer, the following year.
Onion sets are small, immature onions. The sets increase in size and each forms one full-sized bulb when ready to harvest. Generally, growing onions from sets is easier and more reliable than from seed and in cooler, damper areas, the sets should give a better yield of larger bulbs than if grown from seed.
After planting, shallots will sub divide into about six to eight shallots of similar size to the original planting. They are easy to grow and need little maintenance.
Garlic is split into cloves and each clove of garlic is placed in the ground with the pointed end facing up.
Onion Sets, Garlic & Shallots Resources
Growing onions and garlic from BBC Gardening.
Royal Horticultural Society
Tips and advice on growing onions by the RHS.