If you are an amateur green young onions, then the batun onion will take its rightful place in your garden, and the high content in its young leaves vitamins (C - 2 times more than leek, A, B1, PP, B2), salts of magnesium, iron, potassium will bring great benefits to the body.
As for the cultivation of this crop - nothing special, nothing complicated, since the plant is quite unpretentious and tolerates low temperatures well (up to 8 degrees below zero).
In the first year batun will delight you with a large number of tender and juicy feathers (which grow especially tasty on well-fertilized, light soils with sufficient watering), and on second year you can already collect seeds (and happily share them with your neighbors). They are, by the way, a little smaller than that of a regular bow, so they easily crumble.
Batun onion from seeds. Helpful tips for care and growing
- Lighting. The garden bed should be in a shaded area where the snow melts quickly in spring.
- Sowing. It is better to process and soak the seeds before planting. Sow - when the soil allows (starting in early March).
- Watering. Watering is necessary once a week (during drought, the feathers become gray and dry).
- Sowing depth - 2 cm.
- The main points of care remain regular watering, loosening of row spacings.
- At one place the culture can grow up to 6 years old.
Helpful advice: onions are advised to be sown in the soil after tomatoes, cabbage, beans, peas, but in no case after garlic, onions, cucumbers and carrots.
The most popular varieties: Saladny 35, Maisky 7, April 12, Gribovsky 21.