There are two ways to grow main crop onions: from sets or seeds. Sets are arguably easier for the beginner but they have their drawbacks. Firstly, you get a lot less for your money but also they seem to attract the birds who pull them from the ground and they can import diseases.
There are articles on the site here about Growing Onions & Shallots
- Growing Onions From Seed
- Growing Onions From Sets
- Onion Pests & Problems
- Harvesting & Storing Onions
- Step Guide to Growing Shallots
This video is presented by Simon Tetlow, deputy head gardener at Tatton Park Gardens
See also this video Preparing an Onion Bed which follows on.