Spring onion rings are small, fat and yellowish round lumpy flowers that have a sweetish taste. The flowers open up in a cluster when the bulb is fully developed. Names and varieties come from various names and varieties such as winter onions, summer onions, garden onions, scallions, Belgian onions and burgundy onions. The flowers look like miniature daffodils and are typically yellowish, red or purple in color with a thin stem. The base of the flower has an oddball looking globular structure that is the source of the name.
Growing these bulbs is very simple for anyone to do at home. The bulbs are very easy to identify and you can find out which bulbs are spring onions by either their color or by their smell. It is common for bulb sellers to sell bulbs that are not their own and have different colors and shapes that may look very similar to their own bulbs. The seller will usually affiliate links with their partners so that you don't have to pay to buy their product but you can get it for free by visiting their website and clicking their links.
After you have identified the spring onion that you want to sow seeds into, you can go out and start collecting them so that you can sow them later. If you are going to collect the bulbs yourself, make sure you have plenty of room to space them out and that you label them clearly so that others can easily identify them as belonging to a specific variety. It would also be a good idea to put the bulb in a plastic bag and seal it tightly.
Once you have sorted, collected and ready the bulbs, you should put them in a mesh basket or container to keep them safe and dry. It is best to store your bulbs in an area of your house that has a constant temperature. It is very important not to let the bulbs dry out because they will begin to wither before you know it. You should place the entire basket in your refrigerator while the others stay in the freezer. It can take about two weeks for the bulbs to freeze completely. If you store them in the freezer, they should last you for about a year.
Once the bulbs are frozen solid, you can remove them from the mesh. You should then use a sharp knife to cut through the onion seeds until you reach the white, brittle part. Remove the bulb from its bag and place it in a tupperware or other container. It is important to wrap the bulb in a plastic bag because the heat from the stove can deteriorate the plastic.
You should now place the bulb in a pot lined with medium density fiber. It may take up to a month for the bulb to sprout and grow a new bulb. As the spring onion thrives, it will produce as many seeds as it needs.
When it comes to harvesting your onions, there are different methods. The most traditional way to harvest these plants is to hand pull the bulb. This can be done by twisting the stem so the bulb is forced to go further underground. The other method is to use a spade and pull the onion seeds out of the soil. This is a more tedious way to harvesting your plants but produces more bulbs for your collection.
It is important to be patient when collecting your spring onion crops. This is especially true if you have a large family or group of friends who are growing their own onion plants. This is because the onion grows quickly and you need to be able to keep track of each bulb so you can harvest them as necessary. Once the bulb has matured and is ready to be harvested, be sure to dig it up promptly so that the plant doesn't get spoiled.