How to Grow Spring Onion Seeds
What are Spring onions? If you're looking for a tasty small onion with an intense flavor which can often be found only in spicy stir fries or salads to add some zing to your diet, growing spring onions is the perfect job for you. The onion's flavor is so intense that it often goes unmatched with any other kind of onion - even a regular yellow onion. In fact, if you cook with regular onions instead of the popular onion breeds, you can hardly taste the onion at all. It will literally take you off of the flavor spectrum entirely!
For those who have never grown onions before, the best time to start sowing them is in spring, when the soil is just about ready for them to appear. You can buy special tools for this purpose, or you can just about dig a hole in your garden and position the hole near your garden plot. Once you're sure that the hole is dug correctly, you can then move on to sowing your spring onion seeds. It's important to keep in mind, however, that this process can often be messy.
There are many things to keep in mind when it comes to when is a good time to sow spring onion seeds. If the soil is extremely dry or has recently been rain, this may prevent the seeds from germinating. In addition, too much water can also prevent seeds from growing properly. So how do you know when it's time to sow? Here are some tips:
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that there is no set time for sowing spring onions. The best time depends largely on the climatic conditions where you live. In warmer climates, such as those found in the Southwest, Arizona, and Colorado, the ideal time for planting spring onions is in early spring. This is particularly true if you live in an area with a warm climate, with temperatures that stay well above 60 degrees most of the year. However, it's still important to make sure that the soil is prepared for your spring onions before you plant them.
You should also keep in mind that you won't always see the results you want from your sowing spring onions. Even if you carefully prepare the soil with the right growing conditions, sometimes the plants don't rise up as you had hoped. This is why it's often a good idea to use a soil conditioner.
In order for your spring onions to grow, they need to get plenty of sunlight, which they get by riding on the larger bulbs of grass that cover the soil in your garden. One way to help provide the bulbs with extra sunlight is to place a small plastic basket beneath your bulbs when they are in the ground. When the weather starts to get a little cooler, lift the basket out of the ground and move it back under the plants. Most bulbs will grow better this way, and it will ensure they have as much exposure to sunlight as possible.
If your bulbs don't get enough sunlight or if you are concerned about their colour, you can provide them with some colour during their development. Most onion growers like to leave the green tops on the plant, but you can also use the green tops to provide a wonderful contrast to the bright red colour of the bulb. If you feel that you aren't good at ensuring the health of the plants, you could try giving them a simple vinegar solution, which is very easy to make. This water-soaked mixture can be applied before the green tops start to turn yellow - just remember not to put too much of it on the bulbs!
If you're growing spring onions for harvest in the summer months, you need to be careful not to over-water them. They can become damaged by being over-watered, so you should only water them as needed. You can water them as often as required during the day (as little as once every few hours), but you should avoid over-watering them. Once you see the first signs of yellow or brown growth on the bulbs, you'll know that the watering is sufficient.