Onions

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by Scott Daw, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    How do I tell when onions are ready for harvest? Some of mine have tops that are starting to get flimsy. It's finally stopped raining for almost a week now. Not sure if I needed to water or that its time to start harvesting. This is the first year I managed to get them to bulb out. I cant wait to try one.
     
  2. tyrupp

    tyrupp New Member

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    You can harvest your onions anytime you like, but if you want them for storage onions, wait till they turn yellow and the tops fall over. Dig them and let them cure in a shady dry place. They should keep for a few months up to 8 months depending on what kind you planted
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Yup,What Ty said. Thats how I do mine.
     
  4. Iablue

    Iablue New Member

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    When mine get to the size I want, I break over the tops and let them yellow. Keeps them from forming seed heads.
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Your being steered in the right direction there, Scott.