Why Should You Grow And Collect Big Onion Seeds?
Black onion seeds are extremely rich in dietary fiber. The seeds are rich in proteins, vitamins and some other important minerals. Black onion powder is well known for its medical benefit. The powder is also said to be the perfect cure for many body diseases. It is a highly effective cure for constipation and has properties that help in removing toxic waste from the human body.
During the second year of growth, young onions begin to produce a strong silvery gray color. The leaves begin to change color and grow slightly larger. In the third year, the buds break open and the bulbous roots are visible. The bulbous root system is full of strong, tiny strong roots and makes it easy for the plant to float in water. The bulbous root system of this vegetable is useful for the vegetable gardener in storing water in bird baths, flower boxes and birdbath paddies.
When you purchase onion seeds or seed heads, you need to make sure that they are fresh and dry at all times. To store them for a long period, you should wrap them in paper towels or cheesecloth. If you store them in a dry place, the outer layer will dry up and the inner layer will get destroyed. You should store the dry seed heads in a cool dark place like an unheated garage. The air must be dry before you plant the bulbs.
Some of the common varieties of onions that you can grow in your garden during the second year include: Baby anise, Belgian endive, Cottage, English endive, French chicory, German chard, Goldenrod, Harviestand, Irish spring onion sets, Japanese Anise, Lilian, maitake and Roman. These varieties are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. The most difficult of these bulbs to grow is the Cottage and Belgian endive. These varieties may take up to five years to bear fruit.
While growing black cumin in your garden, you have to ensure that you don't cross your rows with other plants. If the black cumin seedling reaches the other plants' leaves they will eat it. To avoid this, plant your black cumin in rows about two feet apart.
When you are ready to harvest your bulbs for consumption in the early spring, you need to remove them carefully. Long-day onions usually have tiny white caps on their ends. If you find long-day onions with black caps remove them carefully with a pair of tongs. They should slide down the stem easily. Your bulbs will still be green but if you harvest them before they turn yellow you will preserve some of the vitamin C in them.
If you are going to collect your onions from the garden you will find that you have the choice between short and long day varieties. All varieties of onion seeds can be collected regardless of when they were planted in your garden. The reason you only pick the long day variety is because they produce the smallest bulbs. It is important to note however that the small bulbs produced by these bulbs are of low quality.
It doesn't matter what type of onion seeds you collect; you should make sure you leave the tiny white caps on the bulbs so they can produce seeds for the next year's crop. There are many different types of bulbs available, so you should have no problem finding a variety that will fill your garden needs. If you are looking for seeds for freezing into relishes, sweet potatoes or other foods then be sure to get those that are specifically designed for freezing. There are also numerous ways to preserve your harvest so you can be sure that your family eats healthy food all year long.