Onion Sets did not grow

I planted 3 different kinds of onion sets-white, yellow,& red. I planted them in different spots in my garden, none of them produced anything. They came up at first looking normal & then the tops dried up & they never grew. The tops are now gone. I even replanted some of the onion sets & nothing happened with them either. Do you have any ideas as to what could have happened to the onion sets & what do I do now? They still are about the size they were when I bought the onion sets.
Submitted by ckegler

Hi, I can't say for sure what happened, but if you planted them in full sun and rich, organic soil, they should have done well. Personally, I think it's best to buy plants rather than sets because I've had sets grow, set seed and die quickly. Onion plants, however, never seem to fail at producing a crop. Also, onions like a wet soil. They certainly require good drainage so muddy ground is not good, but they like moisture and an organic-rich soil.


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