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Today’s Common Gardening Question: How much water do onions need?

The Answer: Onions need around 1 to 2 inches of water per week, depending on the species, weather, and other factors. The best bet is to give them 1 inch of water each week and increase it to 2 inches during the middle of summer. Sprinkle them daily, or water them thoroughly once or twice per week.

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Final Thoughts

Onions get by on just 1 to 2 inches of water in most cases. They are one of the few plants you can even forget to water once or twice, without negatively impacting them.

How much water do YOU give onions? We’d love to know if it’s different than our measurements! Let us know in the comments section below!

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