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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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