Raising Healthy Red Onions

Red onion flowers are an amazing show. It is a very common plant found in southern United States and other parts of the world. They grow well in many kinds of soils and climates. The Red Onion (Allium cepa) is used extensively as an ingredient for sauces. Red onion flowers can be grown with other plants such as dill, coriander, dill greens, mint, parsley, marigold, and more.

Red Onion seeds

Plant the Red onion seedlings approximately one month prior to the first frost date; however keep the soil damp and at room temperature and above approximately a foot above ground level. When the top starts to flop over then cut off about one inch to focus the growth on the underground roots. Transplant the seeds six to eight feet apart in rows 12 inches apart. Water the plant well during the first two weeks to help the young root system get established.

Red onion flowers are more beautiful when they come in the form of small bunches rather than the large single bloom varieties. In order to grow these seedlings properly, you must know how to plant them correctly. Keep in mind that if the water drips on the ground then it is not the right time to plant them. To prevent this from happening you must make sure the water touches the earth before it drains.

In order to germinate the Red onions need to be planted in warm soil where they will stay relatively dormant until late in the season. There are different suggestions as to how early you should plant them but most agree you should try to get them into warm weather as early in May or June. The reason they need to be early sown is because this is when their leaves come out and begin to produce tiny but strong blooms. It takes them several weeks to become flowering so try not to plant them too close together. They will also need to be watered often during the first few weeks of life.

When you are ready to plant your seedling tray, select a location on your garden that is shady and cool. This will provide your seedlings with the best growing conditions. If you plan to replant them after the season is over then you will want to be sure they have been planted on a clean spot. Do not allow any dirt to get in between the Red onions seeds. They will grow very small, if you do not mulch or shade them properly during their initial days.

You will want to place your seedling tray in a location that receives at least four hours of sunlight. You should also place it where temperatures remain consistently warm all year round. As the weather starts to get cold, move the Red Onions to an area that remains cold all year long. They will eventually turn yellow if you don't provide adequate protection for the delicate Red Onions. So mulching and shading are a good way to ensure that the Red Onions flower and seedlings produce healthy flowers and seed.

When the time arrives to start sowing your Red Onions, you should move them outdoors. If you attempt to move them indoors during their initial days, it will cause them to turn yellow. As the plants flower and start to turn yellow, you will have to repot them again. Repotting your Red onion plant seedlings is often times very difficult and can even result in death if you don't know what you are doing.

In order to properly care for your Red onions need to be given the proper nutrition they need throughout their growing seasons. They are also going to need lots of water, plenty of sunshine, as well as being fertilized on a regular basis with a natural organic fertilizer. In order for them to continue to flower and grow strong, you need to ensure they receive all three of these aspects.