Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Asparagus Question
by littlejo Today at 7:54 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by mollyhespra Today at 7:38 pm

» Late, but...N&C Midwest Aug 2015
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:29 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 5:44 pm

» Can you identify this volunteer? (Maybe a Triffid?)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 5:32 pm

» SFG Garden - Fayetteville, GA 2015
by yolos Today at 4:49 pm

» Sep. 2015 Lower South
by walshevak Today at 4:01 pm

» New drip irrigation contraption
by seamammal Today at 1:57 pm

» Pickled Peppers?
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:23 pm

» New England, August 2015
by mollyhespra Today at 10:35 am

» CANADIAN REGION - What are you doing August 2015
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:16 am

» PNW: 2015 August
by sanderson Today at 2:50 am

» August in Western Plains and Mountains
by Turan Today at 12:22 am

» 2015 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 8:17 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:52 pm

» Pictures won't post
by FRED58 Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» Ads showing up at top again
by greatgranny Yesterday at 12:19 pm

» Stevia
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:14 am

» This season: what worked? what didn't?
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:13 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:31 am

» My first Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 8/28/2015, 10:25 pm

» Pregnant with Watermelon
by sanderson 8/28/2015, 6:31 pm

» What in the world is on the back of this eggplant leaf?
by Scorpio Rising 8/28/2015, 6:04 pm

» ARMADILLOS!
by littlejo 8/28/2015, 3:23 pm

» Fall 2015 Transplants Available
by yolos 8/28/2015, 3:18 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Marc Iverson 8/28/2015, 2:19 pm

» Banana Spiders!!
by Cajun Cappy 8/28/2015, 12:52 pm

» New Table Tops
by greatgranny 8/26/2015, 11:50 am

» Favorite Bean cultivars?
by Kelejan 8/25/2015, 11:58 pm

» yard Long Beans
by Cajun Cappy 8/25/2015, 11:39 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Onions falling over.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Onions falling over.

Post  shocks20 on 5/30/2010, 9:06 pm

The green part of my yellow onions are getting so tall, they are starting to fall over! Is it okay to use a string to lightly tie all the onions in one square together so they don't crowd the other squares? What do you do? TIA

Jenny

shocks20

Posts: 107
Join date: 2010-04-05
Age: 36
Location: Hastings, MN (zone 4a)

View user profile http://www.jtrbaby.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Onions falling over.

Post  Megan on 5/30/2010, 9:08 pm

Trim the tops and eat them? Wink Gathering them all in a loose string shouldn't hurt them any though.

Megan

Female Posts: 3350
Join date: 2010-04-27
Age: 48
Location: Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Onions falling over.

Post  WardinWake on 5/30/2010, 9:18 pm

Howdy:

My onion tops, both white and yellow, are also falling over and they are bolting to seed. I cut the tops off f the ones that were bolting and added them to a pot of soup. When I bit into one seed pod while in the garden it lit me up with very strong onion flavor. WOW what a rush. Good in the soup though.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts: 934
Join date: 2010-02-26
Age: 65
Location: Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

another onion question

Post  shocks20 on 5/30/2010, 9:56 pm

how do I know when the onion tops are bolting to seed? Also, cutting the green top off to use won't affect the onions in the ground? I've never grown onions before! thanks!

shocks20

Posts: 107
Join date: 2010-04-05
Age: 36
Location: Hastings, MN (zone 4a)

View user profile http://www.jtrbaby.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Onions falling over.

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/31/2010, 7:28 am

It is natural for onion tops to fall over when the onions are close to maturity. I bend mine over about a month before harvest to help make larger bulbs. If yours are not close to maturity, don't cut them (except for the flower stalk) since that's how the bulb is fed. Tying them lightly will work.

If you get a flower stalk, that means the onions have been overly stressed. There's been several posts about that lately as most of us have had widely fluctuating temperatures this spring. The experts are divided as to whether the flower stalk should be cut off or not. (I cut mine.) However, onions that have bolted will not keep very long, so enjoy them quickly.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts: 904
Join date: 2010-03-03
Location: USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Onions falling over.

Post  jtwenting on 6/2/2010, 3:51 am

belfrybat wrote:If you get a flower stalk, that means the onions have been overly stressed. There's been several posts about that lately as most of us have had widely fluctuating temperatures this spring. The experts are divided as to whether the flower stalk should be cut off or not. (I cut mine.) However, onions that have bolted will not keep very long, so enjoy them quickly.

I'd say keep a few flowers at least to get (hopefully) seeds for the next batch

jtwenting

Posts: 42
Join date: 2010-05-18
Location: Netherlands

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum