Now’s the Time to Buy Perennial Onions for Your Survival Garden

A few days ago I got an e-mail from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and it prompted me to pass along a survival gardening tip. They’re a source of heirloom and organic seeds and bulbs, and right now they’re taking orders for perennial onions for fall planting.

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is one of the few sources I know of that carries yellow potato multiplier onions. These are well worth having in your garden because they multiply bulbs underground. Save out the largest onions you harvest in the summer, and you’ll have onions to plant for next year’s crop.

A few days back I harvested a nice bunch of small to medium-sized onions. I’ll plant the largest ones in September and will give them some protection over winter so they’ll come back next spring.

These yellow onions are milder than most regular varieties. My wife doesn’t care for the smaller onions, but I think they’re great tossed in with a crock pot of roast beef, potatoes and carrots.

Southern Exposure says to order now while they still have these onions in stock. They’ll send them in time for fall planting. They’re online at

By the way, I’m not affiliated with Southern Exposure, so I don’t gain anything by mentioning them. However, I do buy from them now and then. If you click the above link and order some of these onions right away, you’ll always have onions in your survival garden.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Now’s the Time to Buy Perennial Onions for Your Survival Garden”

    1. I tried them one year, but they failed. I think they rotted or something. I’m sure I didn’t do something right, but I haven’t gotten around to trying them again. I certainly haven’t ruled them out, and I wish others all the best at growing them. I understand they’re a good crop to sell to restaurants or the farmers market.

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