How to Grow Red Onion Seeds
GrowHeirloom Onions Planting Red Onions to grow an heirloom crop for you, the next generation of your family can enjoy its flavor for decades. Red Onions is native to Northern USA and grows well in fertile soil. Red Onions is low-maintenance and yield superbly. They have a strong fruity flavor that pairs well with meats and vegetables. Beautiful deep burgundy leaves give this onion its namesake, Ruby Red.
A hardy perennial, Ruby Red onion can survive harsh weather conditions and thrive even in the worst of the drought. It produces pink to purplish blooms in the spring. The blooms are covered with white or cream colored hairs that die off in the autumn. A hardy plant, Ruby Red onion will tolerate some frost. A high storage onion, Ruby Red maintains its health and looks stunning year after year.
To harvest, simply pull the bulbs from the plant. Remove the white skin on the end of each bulb and discard it. After the bulbs are completely washed and removed, they should be placed on a rack to be covered and stored at low moisture levels until ready for cooking. Seeds should be separated before planting.
You can purchase these beautiful and healthy Red Onions from most garden centers and produce outlets. The majority of these are harvested off the plant itself; others come from the bulbs or the stalks. When purchasing them, be sure to check for the Red Onion Seed symbol on the packaging. This is the portion that contains all the essential information for growing this plant. The correct amounts of water, nutrients, height and spacing are listed on the package.
Grown using consistent care, the magnificent Red Onion will reward you with wonderful fresh garden crops. Growing it organically is recommended so you can avoid pesticide use and other harmful chemicals. Choose a location in your yard that has good drainage as well as adequate light. If the soil lacks nutrients, there are plenty of organic additives available to help your plants grow.
Red Onions doesn't require a lot of maintenance. Mow the lawn frequently to keep it short and tender and fertilize the soil often. Water your plant well during the hot summer months and be sure to remove the dead leaves on a regular basis. Be sure to space your bulbs enough to accommodate each growth. Keep the Red Onions well watered, at least during the growing season.
If the weather conditions in your area change, be sure to transplant the bulbs as soon as possible. If you plan to pick the seeds to add to your compost, remember that this must be done immediately after harvesting the bulb so that they are ready for burning or drying. You can also buy Red Onion seeds from many garden centers and online from companies that specialize in organic gardening. Many people enjoy the taste of this vegetable, especially those who enjoy cooking with fresh vegetables.
Red Onions is very easy to grow, but remember that you will have to consider the timing of you harvest. If you don't, the bulb will not mature properly and seeds will not germinate. Also, don't plant more than one bulb in the same pot, because it will compete with each other for nutrients and water. Providing your Red Onion seeds and plants with ample sun and shade will ensure that they produce beautiful and healthy flowers for you to enjoy.
Red Onions prefers full sunlight and will do just fine if planted in the shade. They don't need much soil to grow and there is no special watering required. It's a good idea to plant them about two feet deep so that they get plenty of exposure to the sun.
In addition to planting seeds, you can also purchase Red Onion seeds online. This is usually the best time to plant them because they are sold at the height of the growing season. In order to protect the bulbs from frost, you can cover them with plastic. However, it is important to check the seed packets for information about when to plant them, as some seeds do better in certain climates than others. Always check the United States Department of Agriculture website before purchasing or planting any kind of vegetable for protection.
Remember that Red Onions is fairly easy to grow, and they are a great choice for starting home gardeners and for those looking for a relatively cheap source of fresh vegetables. Just remember that they are not very drought resistant and will only produce fresh vegetables in poor soil. You can train them to grow up in the highest branches of trees. For an interesting look, place White Peony onions along the stem of the trellis. When these plants start producing, the greenery on the trellis will grow around them as well.