I tried growing onions from seed this year and I have really nice looking grass. Basically I think I should have started them last year if I wanted to transfer them to the garden this spring. I was at Tractor Supply picking up bird feed yesterday and bought 240 onion sets, 3 bags of 80. I ran some mason twine at 4" spacing and planted them 4 inches apart. I was 8 short, so I have a nice bald spot right in the middle. Some kind of flower will probably go there.