This year is my first venture into veg growing and thought onions would be fairly straight forward for a novice. They are a bag of Red Baron from a discount shop. I started them off in pots but when planting out have noticed a lot are soft, some with what I think is mildew and 3 had a flower bud, which I broke off. I have put in the best of the bunch, but to be honest I'm not expecting a lot from them. Am I wasting my time with them? Would I be better sowing seeds next time? Some advice would be appreciated.