Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Alternate days (stop 2 weeks before harvest)
Terrace or outdoors
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
Why did my plants produce small sized onions?
Onion planted in nitrogen rich soil will put out lush foliage at the expense of bulb growth. If the nitrogen content of your soil mixture is high, interplant the onions with leafy vegetables such as spinach which will help to absorb the excess nitrogen in soil.
Why are there streaks, silvery speckling, and small white patches on leaves?
This happens because of the pests which suck on the leaves and stem of the plants. To control this regularly spray the plant with Neem oil mixture (Mix 3-5 ml neem oil in 1 litre water).
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Onions contribute savoury flavour to dishes without contributing significant caloric content. Onions help control blood Sugar and have antibacterial properties.
Most of the onion cultivars constitute 89% water, 1% protein, 4% sugar, 2% fibre and 0.1% fat. Onions are nutrient-dense, meaning they’re low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. This vegetable is particularly high in vitamin C, rich in B vitamins, including folate (B9) and pyridoxine (B6), and a good source of potassium.
1.White onions are traditional in classic Mexican cuisine and are milder in flavour; they have a golden colour when cooked and a particularly sweet flavour when sautéed.
2.Ancient Egyptians worshipped onions, with a belief that its spherical shape and concentric circles symbolize eternity. Onions were also placed in the burial tombs of pharaohs, as it was believed to bring prosperity in the afterlife.
White onions mature in 150 to 160 days after seed sowing.
White onions can be growing in all types of soils. However, deep friable loam and alluvial soils are best for its successful production. Free drainage, freedom from weeds, and presence of organic matter favour production of good crops. It cannot grow in marshy lands.
Water requirement of onion crops depends on following three growth stages of a plant: Stage I (Less watering): Onion is a shallow rooted crop with roots generally confined within 8 cm of soil surface. Water requirement of onion is therefore less in the first month. Potted plants should be given light watering, every alternate day at this stage. Stage II (More watering): Water is a critical requirement at the time of onion bulb formation. Adequate watering should be done from the second month till the bulbs are fully formed. Potted plants should be watered daily at this stage. Stage III (Stop watering): As the plants start to mature, the leaves begin to turn yellow and start to bend over. At this point, stop watering the crop altogether as this allows the bubs to ripen fully, ensuring better storage quality.
Regionally in India, White Onion is also known as safed pyaaz, safed kaanda.
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