Spring Onion Seedlings
The spring onion rings on the vine have been around for thousands of years and are a tradition passed down from one generation to the next. There is a rich history behind them and many people have a passion for growing them themselves. They start out as small seedlings just after the leaves have dropped from the plants, but eventually they will be ready to flower and grow into full flowers. Some varieties, such as the Dutch gold and the golden valve, bloom at different times of the year. Others, such as the blue cheese, bloom in the spring and grow all summer long.
When it comes to growing them the seeds are usually taken care of during the winter months when the weather is cold. Most varieties of this vegetable do well in colder weather, but some will need a little heat or sunlight during the warmer months. During the winter months you can place them outside but make sure that you protect them so that they do not get damaged by the frost. Cover the soil around the roots with mulch, leaves or straw so that moisture doesn't get inside. In the spring, you can dig up the soil and spread it around so that the roots don't freeze.
When spring is back and the onions are ready to be planted, you need to know which varieties you want to grow. Some people are more comfortable growing their own garden onions, while others prefer to buy them. Onions do not grow very large, so if you are going to grow a lot, you may want to think about purchasing some seeds and planting them all at once. If you are growing the smaller variety, such as the Dutch gold, you will have to purchase a whole pot so that your crop will be sufficient. Just be sure to give them enough room to grow so that the bulbs you purchase will flower and produce an abundance of beautiful onions.
You can find many onion seeds at garden centers and online. Before buying any seeds, make sure that they are certified organic and not herbicides. Even though the seeds are labeled as organic, they may still have traces of herbicide. Just check the package to ensure that the herbicide was not present when the seed was harvested. If the seeds are too dry, they won't germinate and grow properly.
You can choose the type of onion seed that you want to use. While there are many different types of onions, the main ones are red, yellow and white onions. The white variety usually grows on the outer edges of the stalk. Yellow onions are usually found on the interior of the stalk.
You should be careful about watering your spring onion plants as the weather can quickly change. Make sure to water them before the weather gets too hot. They should always receive an adequate amount of water.
One thing that you should always remember about your onions is that you should never try to transplant them from their garden. The onion seeds that are inside of your plants could potentially be carried away in the wind. If this happens, you could end up with thousands of leaves missing from your yard. While the loss is minimal, it's best to prevent it from happening.
Don't allow your spring onion seeds to come to full fruition. They need a lot of warmth from you in order to germinate and grow properly. This means that you need to be providing them with this heat every day. The easiest way to provide them with this heat is by placing them in your outdoor garden.