Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Alternate days (stop 2 weeks before harvest)
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days
Space the seedlings at 15cm by 7cm
Harvest in 100-110 days from sowing
Good things take time and care
My onion plant is growing but isn’t forming any bulbs.
For dumb formation, your plant needs to be healthy and receive sufficient nutrients and water in its growing stages. Make sure you are using a good sowing medium and providing fertilisers whenever necessary and watering your plant regularly. Another reason you onion plant isn’t forming any bulbs is too much nitrogen in the soil.
Why are my onion seedlings wilting?
Over watering coupled with a soil that is not well drained leads to wilting of seedlings. Make sure you are never over - watering your onion plant.
Why are my onion seeds not germinating?
A lot of factors like, soil temperature, watering schedule and sunlight affect the germination process of your onion seeds. For example, with cool soil temperatures, your seeds will take longer to germinate. Whereas with warmer soil temperatures your onion seeds will germinate within 6 - 8 days.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Apart from being a delicious addition to your food, onions are a great source of vitamin C, sulphuric compounds, flavonoids, and phytochemicals. Onions are also packed with antioxidants that can help your body fight inflammation. Certain studies have also shown that eating onions can help in reducing your blood sugar levels. Onions are also a good source of probiotics and fibre which can help keep your gut healthy.
Loaded with flavour and nutrients but low on calories, the red onion is a wonderful vegetable. A medium onion contains as little as 44 calories. Onion do not compensate on nutrients. Onions are high in Vit And B Vitamins like folate and pyridoxine. Onions also are a good source of potassium and fibre.
1.The skin of red onions is used as dye.
2.Onions have been traced back to 5000 B.C. by archaeologists.
3.Onions were worshipped by Egyptians.
Onions do not need too much water. Water your potted Red Onion plant every alternate day in winter.
Yes, every 15 days after transplanting your onion plant, apply balanced liquid fertilisers or handful of vermicompost to each plant.
Onions grow well in full sunlight, so choose a location which receives plenty of sunlight.
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