If some of you haven't figured it out yet, I'm kinda new to gardens so plea
se be patient with me.
Question: Im about to plant a bunch of red onion sets, they are about an in
ch or so in diameter, What I want to do is trim the green tops as they grow
for salads etc. will this kill the onion underground or if I leave a littl
e of the green will it continue to grow
thanks in advance
Generally they will continue to grow and produce tops but don't cut them
to short, leave a few inches and the plant will get the sunlight it needs.
See if you can find some scallion starts or "bunching" onions. When the
get big enough pull them all and plant a few back to grow more. I've got
some we've been growing for about 25 years now and they're still producing.
I pull them, wash them, cut off the roots, chop them, put on a cookie
sheet and put in freezer for at least an hour and then vacuum bag them
for later use. If you're in a temperate climate you can just pull a few
when you need them.
I plant the bunching onions , get 'em at the co-op for like a buck anna
quarter per pound . I'm still pulling onions I planted last year . The
romaine is doing exceptionally well this year too , nothing quite like
ground to table in under an hour . Coming soon : cherry tomatoes , I
kinnardly wait !
the more green you cut off the less energy the onion will
have to make a bulb.
it is much better to plant chives or green onions or
bunching onions for that kind of cutting (less expensive than
onion sets too).
You could if you didn't cut too much off but IMO, you'd be much better
off to plant a few bunches of chives to get that onion like flavour in
salads. Chives give you really good bang for you buck and once you have
them, you have them forever and you can increase your yield by just
dividing each clump each year and tucking new smaller clumps into unused
corners all round the garden. I even have them in amongst the 'flower'
BTW, could you please to correct your line length so that it wraps
properly for more easy reading please.
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