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
» Ladybugs vs Lacewings
by has55 Today at 3:35 am

» Adventures in Table Top
by ralitaco Today at 1:39 am

» Hello all
by ralitaco Today at 12:49 am

» Curled leaves (severe) - tomatoes and tomatillos
by sanderson Today at 12:37 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:33 am

» Hello
by MitchHardy Yesterday at 11:16 pm

» Hello from Duluth Minnesnowta
by Razed Bed Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» How To Put a Weather Sticker in your Signature-a video
by Razed Bed Yesterday at 10:38 pm

» grub in compost
by Razed Bed Yesterday at 10:34 pm

» What do You Smell In Your Yard Today
by Razed Bed Yesterday at 10:31 pm

» How I Make Very Fast Compost
by Razed Bed Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Worm Tube for the SFG
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:17 pm

» Hi, from Memphis
by Razed Bed Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Mel's Mix. How strong is your backbone?
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:05 pm

» what do you put in the compost that other may not of thought of?
by MitchHardy Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» Hello from Ohio
by Vicki G Yesterday at 3:55 pm

» Ground Cherries
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:29 pm

» Hello from Southern Colorado
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 1:18 pm

» Re: CANADIAN REGION - What are you doing in APRIL 2015
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:58 pm

» Lower South April 2015
by yolos Yesterday at 12:05 pm

» Yellow/dying leaves on tomato seedlings
by freedoms1791 Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» April 2015 - N&C Midwest
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:42 am

» New England, April 2015
by quiltbea Yesterday at 11:24 am

» Saving Kale Seeds
by mschaef Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Carrot Week/Month/Year 2015
by herblover Yesterday at 10:51 am

» Stevia
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 9:08 am

» really hot peppers
by walshevak Yesterday at 6:35 am

» Saving Rain Water
by butterwhat Yesterday at 6:32 am

» The SFG Journey-vermicomposting, adding composting material and creating a earthworm environment http://youtu.be/Xlt8YQ-31Co
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:47 am

» Good grief, my tomato seedlings have a disease already? Help... please.
by Windmere 4/24/2015, 11:34 pm

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: 35
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: 35
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