Gardening

Onion Planting Tips

It is very easy to grow your own onions in your backyard. Onions can be grown either by setting them in the ground or from seeds. The process to grow onions by setting them in soil takes less time as compared to grow them through seeds. It is for the same reason that it is the most preferred process. Onion can grow in environment provided that the soil in which they are grow have nutrients in adequate amount. In this article we will be discussing some of the tips which can be followed while planting onions in your backyard.

Tips For Onion Plantation:

Some of the tips for onion plantation are:

  • Select a plant where you want to grow your onions. Make sure that the place you have selected get direct sunlight for 3-4 hours in the entire and it is spacious enough. This is because onions require 3-4 inches of space in between two onions and there should be at least 1-2 feet space in between the rows.
  • The plantation of onions is carried out at the end of March and preparation of the soil must be carried out 2-3 weeks ahead of this time. The preparation of the land can be done by adding garden hose to the land which will loosen it completely. Addition of compost and use of hose must be done also for the same purpose. The onion bed which is prepared must be 4 inches in height and 20 inches wide.
  • Once the land is prepared, then form holes which are 1-2 inches deep. Now place one onion in each hole straight facing towards the sky. The holes which are digged must be big enough to cover the bulb of the onion which is placed in them as transplant.
  • Now pack the soil firmly around the onion bulb and water the soil properly. Provide the soil with proper watering and fertilizers for next 2-3 weeks.
  • Mulching of the soil can be done which will keep the soil properly hydrated. Also prevent the growth of the weeds in the soil.
  • When the onions attain the height of 3-8 inches they can be removed from the ground. This condition can be recognised when the tops attain yellow or brown in color and start falling off. This is a sign of the ripening of the onions.

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