How to grow onions
Onions are a cold-season crop; plant the smaller sets 1 inch deep, with 4 to 5 inches between each plant and in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Think of onion as a leaf crop, not a root crop. Fertilize every few weeks with nitrogen to get big bulbs. Cease fertilizing when the onion push the soil away and the bulling process has started. Onions do not need consistent watering if mulch is used. Be sure to harvest in late summer, Before cool weather. Mature onions may spoil in fall weather. Store at 40 to 50 degrees F (4 to 10 degrees C) in braids or with the stems broken off.
What you need to grow onion
- Onion Sets – These can generally be buying very cheap in garden centers, and in large quantity too. The multiplicity of your onions depends on where you live, but all types of usual onions will do fine.
- Watering Can – throughout the summer months, you may need to water your onions.
- Trowel – This is used for clearing weeds and for planting your onions into the soil.
- Compost – You can mix some compost into the soil to have more nutrients in the soil.
- String – This is used for creating a perfectly straight line when setting the onions.
- Fertilizer – This can be bought at any garden center, also known as ‘vegetable nourish. You can use this if you wish, but you will in general get larger onions if you scatter them with fertilizer each three to four weeks. go after the orders on the fertilizer. If you want to stay natural, avoid spraying the onions with fertilizer or vegetable feed.
- Hard Rake – A hard rake is used for soil, not for vegetation however any rake will do. You must rake the soil preceding to planting.
To water onions professionally, expand downpour hoses all along the row close to the plants. Or open a small ditch among rows and fill it with water. This keeps the roots full, while leaving most of the soil exterior dry, inhibiting weed seed germination.
once onion tops rotate yellow, Use the rear of a rake to turn them over horizontally. This stops the liquid from flowing to the stems and diverts the plant’s energy into growing. The bulb. A day or so later. When the trimmings turn brown, Pull or excavate the bulbs on a sunny day, and leave them to dry in the sun. Lay the tops of one row over the bulbs of another to help put off sun scald.
When the outer skins are methodically dry, wipe off any soil and remove the tops—if you plan to ponytail them. Store in a cool, dry place; hang braided onion or those kept in mesh bags in an fresh spot. Such dehydrated bulbs will keep for about 4 months to 1 year.