This season I planted some Copra onions to let bulb and use as storage
onions this winter. Two days ago, a storm came through the area with
high winds. All the tops of my onions are laid over. They were about
two foot tall and still green. My question is: what should I do?
Should I just wait for the tops to turn brown and then dig them? Will
they continue to grow with their tops laid over like this? They have
started to bulb and some are pushed up out of the soil quite far
already. Any advice please.
Thank You......... Rich from PA
As long as the bent over tops are still green, I'd leave them be -
though you may want to put some mulch under the tops if that part of the
garden isn't mulched already. But other than that, I'd leave them be,
yes. They're probably hurt less than you think.
Onions always fall over when they are bulbing, big storm or not. No
problem. I wouln't piss around tryijng to mulch underneath them
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:55:54 -0400, White_Noise email@example.com (EVP MAN)
Yes, you want to pull them before the tops deteriorate much. If it's
real rainy do it sooner. If it's dry and you leave them in late..not
much harm done. I jplant Copra from seed and do real well. You might
try it next year. Prepare the ground in the fall and plant very early
in spring. If your soil is heavy cover the seed with compost or sand
so there's no crust to break thru.
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