1. We have some (red) onions growing. I've read
) that cutting the greens produces bigger bulbs. (They have a fairly
elaborate protocol for this.) Is this a universal belief? I'd have
thought that they NEEDED the green part, for the photosynthesis thing. I
do cut off the seed pods, when they develop.
2. Garlic. Everyone says, cut the scapes. So, OK. But, what about
soft neck? Ours don't produce any scapes, at least as I understand
them. Does it help to cut the greens back on these?
3. Shallots. We have some uknown variety, from sets we got from the bin
at a farm store. I've read
(http://www.harvestwizard.com/2009/02/how_to_grow_shallots.html ) that
you CAN cut the greens, but to take care not to cut "new growth from the
central stem." If these shallots have a 'central stem', it's not
obvious to me. I'm wondering if this rule applies to all shallots, or
what's going on.
Any insight on any of these would be appreciated. Thanks.