Onions are one of the most unpretentious plants. Its harvest can be obtained without much effort, just follow a few simple rules for planting onions.
- Small bulbs with a diameter of 1.5-2 cm.
- You should not plant onions in the same place every year due to the fact that the soil is depleted, pests grow in it and diseases spread. It is best to use a patch of potatoes, cabbage, carrots and beets.
- Before planting onions, the soil is usually fertilized. it is better to do this in the fall, allowing organic matter to fester and create favorable conditions for the future harvest.
- The landing time is determined individually in each region. As a rule, this is the first decade of May - the time when the soil warmed up a little, but still remains moist.
- It is most convenient to plant onions in three rows. The bed width should be about 80 cm, the distance between the bulbs is 20 cm.
- Use ammonium nitrate for the first feeding of the onion (when the first green feathers appear), then the feeding should be repeated at a frequency of once every few days. Feeding proportion : 1 tbsp for 10 liters of water.
- Remember that onions love loose soil, so avoid clay soil. Before each watering, it is recommended to loosen it a little. So, the onion will be juicy and not bitter.
- Onions are usually harvested at the end of August in dry weather. If onion feathers begin to droop and dry out, this is a sign that the crop needs to be harvested. After harvesting, the onions should be dried. If you've done everything right, your onions will have auburn hulls.