Onions are an easy-to-grow, versatile crop that packs a huge punch of flavor. Even if you don’t have the space for large beds, a few slips tucked into pots here and there yield delicious green tops that can be snipped into salads and soups. Here’s how to take a bundle of tiny green slips and turn them into your favorite kitchen staple:
Begin with great soil. Raised beds are ideal, but not absolutely necessary. Amend with good compost 8″-10″ deep. Remember, excellent drainage (never any standing water) is key for onions.
Planting is simple: make a small hole about 1″ deep and insert the slip root side down. It’s better to err on the side of shallow; slips planted too deeply will not bulb well.