When to plant onions?
Onions are planted in the garden, like garlic, or in autumn in October, or in spring. Each sowing time has its advantages. Therefore, decide when to plant onions, depending on what you want to receive.
Sowing in the winter
By the winter - this means the end of October. You can easily determine when to plant onions before winter, knowing that the average planting time is 25 October. If the year is cold, then it is necessary to land, already, in the middle or even at the beginning of October. This is especially true of the northern regions. In the southern regions of Russia, you can wait, but do not plant the bulbs later than the last days of October. The plant has its vegetative period, therefore, the later you plant the onions, the later will harvest. If you land a lek-sevok in October, the large bulbs will ripen, already, at the end of July. Focus on this term, deciding when to plant lek in the fall. Winter onions take root in the fall, in the spring does not form excess leaves, all the energy of the plant is directed to high-quality bulbs. By the way, if you plant sevok in the fall, you will not have problems with its winter storage.In the spring, when the onion rises, and, it will happen, quite early, you can not water it, practically, until the end of May, because the earth will be wet from the melt water. Onions always start feathers more quickly than weeds start growing - this is another advantage of winter planting. The best early varieties of onions, which are well planted with planting before winter, are Stuttgarter Riesen, Sturon, Red Baron.
In the spring you can plant both seeds and sets. For this, it is necessary to monitor the condition of the land. As soon as you notice that the ground is dry on top, and, inside, still, sticky, and crumpled in your hand, this is the most suitable moment to plant onion sets. This time, just coincides with the planting of carrots, therefore, it is best to alternate their beds with each other. Such a plant will save you from many pests of plants. In terms of such a landing in the middle lane occurs in late April - early May. It is not recommended to plant onions later, because he will not have time to ripen, and create a hard husk. It is this factor that is decisive in the decision to harvest the onions.
To grow onions with seeds, you need to plant them, also, in late April, or early May.If you are not sure that the night frost is over, cover the beds with black covering material. It retains heat, even at sub-zero temperatures. Then, with abundant watering, by the autumn, a good sevyka with a diameter of 1.5-2 cm will grow. It should be dug out at the end of August, then dried, and removed for a month in a dark, cool room. And, at the end of October, again, plant it in another place in the garden, and, leave it until spring. Next year, you will have a great onion.