It's still very cold to think of planting or sowing anything outside yet. However if you want to give your onion sets a good start instead of them lying in the cold and wet clay/earth. Why not plant them in compost filled trays or modules in the polytunnel, greenhouse, cold frame or indoor window sill?
Newly planted onion sets in my polytunnel. You can also see my "Japs" or winter onions growing on the right of the picture.
When you come to plant your onion sets in a couple of weeks or so they will have strong stalks and white sock roots.
Yes we know you can buy onions in net bags for 49 Cents from one of those discount supermarkets but it's not the same and you have to weed your homegrown ones.
I need to get some compost like "Jack's Magic" to start some peas off in modules and sow some Brussel sprouts seeds. Do any of you make your own potting compost? A John Innes number three recipe perhaps?
Do you grow your onions in compost in trays? The wife's just come back from town with 3 bales of Irish Moss Compost. They mus have been outside in the rain because they weigh a ton. Aren't I a lucky lad? Time to go potting up!