Onion sets are already started plants or small onions as opposed to seeds.
As far as a book I would like to know myself.
I do remember the Farmers Almanac was kept forever. There wasn't a whole
lot around to read except it and the Sears & Roebuck Catalog and the
rare Newspaper, when they made it to town. I wished we had kept a few of
Onions are a 2 year plant - so if you plant seeds this year at the end of
the growing season you will have small onions. If you harvest them and hang
them to dry you will have onion sets to plant the next year. Some people
also start seeds in boxes and when they are scallion size they transplant
We use the Cooperative Extension. They have pamphlets on almost every aspect
of gardening. But the 3 things you mentioned are pretty straight forward
and the directions on the packages should be all you need.
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