Bunching Or Gambling Onions?
Black onions are very rich in dietary fibers. The seeds of this vegetable contain proteins, fatty acids and a variety of other essential minerals. Onion seed oil has been recognized for its unique medicinal value in the Ayurvedic (B Sanskrit) system of medicine. The oil is also recognized as the most effective natural remedy for a variety of body ailments.
There are two basic types of edible onions: white and yellow. The yellow onion is a perennial bulb that grows up to 2 meters. The bulb is surrounded by a ring of foliage. The leaves of the biennial onion are oval in shape. The flowers appear as small mushrooms on the top of the stalk. White onions are annuals and have a flesh that is whitish in color.
While winter sowing bulbs requires three months of cold weather, summer bulbs need only two. One can also plant these bulbs in the late summer or early fall. However, one should not take bulbs that are under cultivation until after they are at least four inches in diameter. The best time to plant these bulbs is during the late fall or early spring. During winter sowing, care is needed to ensure that the soil is not frozen before the plants are planted. This should be avoided at all costs to ensure a healthy yield.
There are a number of reasons why one should avoid planting winter sown onions in summer. One needs to make sure that they do not go through what is called the smothering stage. This happens when the soil at the bottom of the potting soil is compacted with moisture but remains firm, thus preventing air from reaching the seedlings. This causes the plants to stop growing altogether, thereby depriving them of their nutritional needs.
In addition, planting onions in summer adversely affects the taste of the finished product. This is because the delicate flavor of many gardeners' onions is also affected by the heat and moisture in the soil. Due to this, many gardeners have substituted onion seeds for planting their onions. However, for those who wish to enjoy the full flavor of their garden produce, onion seeds provide the perfect solution. In fact, most commercial farmers in the United Kingdom market onions with the addition of onion seed.
However, while onion seeds are considered to be safe for use, they should not be relied upon as being completely free of defects. It is always advisable to read up on the various qualities of the various varieties of onions before planting. For instance, some of the bulbs of kanji are known to be highly resistant to insects. Others, such as the kalonji bulb endospermum, have high water retention capacity. Other bulbs, such as the endospermum vulgare do not have any significant insect resistance qualities.
Once you have identified the variety that you intend to plant, you can start planting them. For best results, it is advisable to plant them in a group. One type of bulb is placed below the other, while others are placed on the ground. This will ensure that the amount of space available for growth is not compromised. You can use an eye-catching border or a bed of gravel to further enhance the appearance of your garden.
Once you have planted your bulbs in their respective areas, you need to take care to ensure that they get sufficient water and proper support. You can achieve this by placing wet newspaper under the bunching onions, or by providing buckets of water at the base of the plants. Another way to ensure that the onions flower and grow healthily is by ensuring that they are mulched frequently. In order to ensure that your onions flower well, it is advisable to mulch your bunching onions in early spring, when the weather is still cool and relative humidity is low.