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Red Onion Bulbs - Pack of 80

Pack of 80
Item # 33700-PK-80
Buy 2+ at $11.95 ea

Broadcast sets in the garden a few weeks before the last spring frost.

Great for use in salads, salsas, and more!
85 days. Grow big, delicious, tangy-sweet red onions from these high-quality sets! These red onions are dense, round, heavy, and juicy, with alternating purple and white "rings" of flesh within papery dark purple wrappers. Best eaten raw, they are delectable in everything from salad to pico de gallo.

Far and away the easiest and best way to grow your onions, "sets" are small bulbs that are planted in earliest spring and grow into full-sized onions by summer's end. They are simple to plant and cultivate, costing far less than plants and taking much less time and trouble than seeds. If you're trying to decide just how to grow your onions, bear in mind that most seasoned gardeners rely on sets!

This pack of 80 sets is enough to broadcast over the entire vegetable patch or other sunny area. Unlike most bulbs, onion sets do not have to be placed in the soil at any particular angle -- there is no "right side up." So you can plant them beneath a half- to one-inch of soil at 4-inch intervals (in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart), or you can broadcast them, cover them with a bit of soil, and thin the results later! Easy peasy.

Sow the sets about 4 weeks before the last spring frost date for your area; the plants are hardy to 20 degrees F or even less. To grow large, healthy onions, they need very well-worked, enriched soil, and should be fed and watered regularly throughout the growing process. Keep weeds to a minimum to retain soil moisture by mulching between the plants, if possible.

The onions are ready to harvest when the tops turn brown and begin to fall over. If you need to harvest a bit sooner, bend the tops over to encourage the finishing process. Carefully dig around the bulb (the top of which should be visible above the soil) and let them lie exposed for several days before removing. Dry and store in a cool, dark place. Red onions should be used promptly or pickled.

Cannot ship to OR, WA, or ID. Pack of 80 sets.

Genus Allium
Species cepa
Item Form Pack of 80
PlantHeight 10 in - 12 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fragrance, Pest Fighter, Rose Companions
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Guam, Virgin Islands

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Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).

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