Onion and potato source

Can anyone recommend a good source for onion sets and seed potatoes? I will need a pretty good amount. They will be used for a pretty decent sized garden that is used to make donations. Any help would be appreciated.


Dixondale for onions, Potato Garden for seed potatoes

I see you’s in a warm zone so Southern Exposure Seed Exchange may be a good source for you. Even though i’m in the north I’ve purchased from them in the past and happy with them. I’ve ordered a lot of potatoes from Ronnigers over the years. and can recommend them.

Awesome guys thank you!

@BobVance and @mrsg47 bought their seed potato from Maine Potato Lady.

I checked the website, it offers several interesting varieties. I plan to order from the place next spring.

Order the Baker Creek seed catalogue which is huge and beautiful. They also have a fabulous selection. I also buy my seed potatoes from our local Agway nursery/feedstore! They have at least twenty varieties every spring.

Thank ya’ll. I’ll check out all these places. I knew I could count on y’all!

Unless you want something really unusual, I think it mostly makes sense to buy seed potatoes (Irish potatoes) locally from a hardware store or garden center, etc. Prices are frequently much better that way than ordering less than pallet quantities and paying for separate shipping.

Onion plants, on the other hand, are cheap enough to ship. Do you want to onion sets or plants, though? Are you trying to grow green onions or fully mature bulb onions more like you’d typically find in grocery stores?

Mrs. G,

Our Agway never carries any seed potatoes. Only annuals and a few perennials.

bulb types like 1015Y but maybe some bunching onions as well. But mostly bulb types.

I didn’t mean precisely to ask what type of onion but more so when you plan to harvest them. In my experience, sets size up, and then if you let them continue maturing, they go to seed. Onion plants, on the other hand, generally mature into usable bulbs, and then if you plant them back (or in some climates maybe just leave them in the ground), the next year they go to seed.

Local stores only carry the same old boring varieties

How exciting do Irish potatoes get? I’ve grown a couple fingerlings, I’ve grown a blue fleshed Irish potato, and I’ve grown about four of the most common varieties available locally. If Irish potatoes have the potential to be significantly better than the same old boring varieties, I haven’t tasted that potential yet.

We grew Irish Cobbler taters our first year here, and they did great, lots of production from our small plot. We had enough of them to last into the following summer. We’ve never had a crop like that in the following two years.

We planted a bunch of taters this year, over 200 hills, and they did very poorly. I think it was due to a hard freeze a month after planting, and then lots of rain the next couple months. All our vines died off by August. All we got was a bunch of small tubers, and we’ve just about used all of those.