All of the plants in the allium family, like shallots, onions, and garlic, need loose well draining soil. You can plant directly in the garden or in raised beds and containers.
Before you plant your sets, clear the area of any debris or weeds or fall leaves. If you are not sure about your soil density mix in a bag of organic compost to start and make sure you break up any clay. A little sand is good for them too, they tolerate all soil types except dense clay.
Specific varieties may have different soil depths, but generally plant onions and garlic bulbs 1-2 inches deep and about 3-6 inches space between plants. Again, the specifics will vary best on which variety you are growing.
You can harvest your onions as they grow for fresh salads and culinary use. Most will mature to full size by late Spring. Garlic will be ready for harvest in mid-summer.
For the best results, maintain a consistent watering schedule throughout all seasons, staying mindful of drainage. We have a great variety of types in stock at the nursery, ready for your gardens!