Onions farming in Ghana is highly neglected and is
considered to be a menial job meant only for the poor
Northerners and yet this crop support millions of lives in
Ghana and the world over!
In fact there are many families
in the Northern part of a that depend on Onions
farming and are living the life of their choice without other
people knowing of it.
Onions farming has the capability of making millions for
anyone who knows the market value of the crop and is
serious with it as business either farming or even doing the
buying and selling aspect alone.
Onions farming is not difficult as it can be grown within the
compound if one wish because it can as well survive as
against what many believe that it can only be planted and
harvested only in the Northern part of Ghana.
be grown anywhere in this country.
For those considering Onions farming, it is indeed a huge
business with good turnover for serious farmers because it
is highly consumed around the world.
potentials in the business is great but just that most of us
see onion as one of those food ingredients we cook with,
but it goes beyond that if we really understand that millions
of naira could be made by going into the business of onion
For those interested in this great business of onion farming,
we will be glad to provide you with some detailed guides on
how to go into the business and make real money from it.
Starting Onions Farming Commercially
1.Types Of Onions
Know that there are two basic types or categories of Onions
and they are, short day and long day onions with differing
So when making a selection of the onions
to plant, be on the look out for the perennial onions and the
bulb types because they produces faster and better than
every other types.
2. How To Plant Onions
For maximum production, Onions are to be grown from
seeds and then be transplanted.
One can still grow it in
which ever way he chooses but the methods of
transplanting enables the farmer to properly space the
The best space is usually 1/2 an inch apart and 3/8
inch deep. The rows is best put at 15 inches apart.
3. Maintaining The Plants
Onions requires a lot of water at the early stage so if it’s
not raining appropriately then be ready to have it watered
frequently for good water retention.
Weeding is very
important also because it will help the crop to utilize the
nutrients in the soil instead of sharing it with the weeds as
Onions has been found to do much better undisturbed by
the other grasses.
While weeding, enough cares should be taken not to disturb
the roots needlessly.
It is also good to employ natural root
builder by adding some mycorrizal fungi to assist the roots
get the soil nutrients.
5. Harvesting Period
Onion are usually harvested within three months, especially
the bulb onions.
Be on the look out for when the plants
begins to yellow because that is the right time to harvest it.
You can also induce the process by breaking the tops of the
onions as that makes it ripen before bringing out flowering
Do not wait until it starts producing flower stalks.
For the green onions, that is usually due for harvesting
when it gets to 5 inches tall as it has been discovered to
have more stronger flavor if it,s allowed to grow taller.
It is usually best to plant onions by the mid-October,
though it can be planted at other times but just that it needs
uniform nutrients and moisture through out the growing
Furrow irrigation is encouraged for the plants to
produce very well.
Onions farming is not for mediocre but is meant for those
who want to make millions because it has the capacity to
do just that.
Go to various major markets in Ghana and see
that onions business is so huge as a bag of onions Price Is High.
Festive periods in Ghana boosts the prizes of onions and
other fresh products like Tomato and Pepper which are also
hot cakes in Ghanaian market.