White Onions

Not only are pungent white onions great for grilling and sautéeing, they can also be used as an insect repellent for your garden.

by Dani YokhnaFebruary 4, 2011
PHOTO: nociveglia/Flickr

Size: Varies by season; each leaf represents a ring of onion.

Sunlight requirements: Full sun.

Water requirements: More water equals stronger flavor.

Soil requirements: Well-drained soil; pH between 6.2 and 6.8.

When to plant: Just before the last frost and after the soil has dried.

Where to plant: Can be planted close together: between eight to 10 onions per foot.

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When to harvest: 111 to 125 days from seed.

Produce storage: Sauté or pickle; store in a mesh bag in a cool, dry place after drying; do not keep as well as red and yellow onions.