How should onions be cut so that they grow further?

Onions are one of the most popular crops. Many summer residents grow it on their plots. This plant needs a competent cut for further active growth. Such a procedure must be carried out in accordance with certain rules. In this article, we will find out how to cut onions so that they grow further.

Many gardeners who plant onions on their adjoining or summer cottages ask a reasonable question in which cases and how many times it is necessary to cut the greens of this crop. You need to understand that onion leaf blades can not be cut in all cases. For example, if this crop is grown on a feather exclusively for further sale, then cutting is not necessary. This is due to the fact that the greens are rapidly losing their aesthetic appearance, and yields are declining.

Cutting onion greens from a garden bed or window sill is usually not tied to a specific date. It is carried out exclusively in accordance with the condition of the planted plant. You can safely start cutting feathers when they reach sufficient height parameters. Overexposure to culture is also not recommended, since excessively high feathers quickly become very tough, not the most delicious. The best length of arrows is 30 cm. You can do cutting a little earlier if a person likes very young greens more. It is necessary to cut off the onion greens if the feathers on the tips have begun to weaken greatly, to thin out. With such problems, cutting should be resorted to without delay.

Summer residents like to grow a variety of onion varieties on their plots. It can be a popular leek, shallot, French, family (multi-germ), slime or chives – there are plenty of popular varieties. It is important to take into account not only the peculiarities of caring for different plants, but also know exactly how many times it is allowed to cut onion greens. This moment plays an important role. It is impossible to say with accuracy how many times it is permissible to cut onion greens, since a lot depends on how exactly the previous pruning was carried out. Plant care is also important. For example, if, under the condition of piecewise plucking, greenfinch can be obtained several times a day, then when cut under the onion, a person can get only a single crop.

Vegetables must be properly prepared for the planned cutting operation. The preparatory activities are extremely simple, not requiring a lot of free time. If a person decides to immediately cut all the leaves of a vegetable, then the planting on the beds will definitely need to be thinned out beforehand. It will be necessary to carry out a thorough plucking of all dried, brittle, overly thinned arrows. You should also get rid of those elements on which there are signs of any diseases. After that, the culture will be fully prepared for cutting.

Cutting onion greens should be carried out in accordance with all the rules so that the plant can continue to grow without problems. If you act incorrectly, you can seriously harm the head of a popular vegetable. For this reason, arrows will not form, and the plant itself may die. So that the vegetable can continue to grow without problems, cutting the greens should be carried out above the growth point. For this reason, it is strongly not recommended to do this in the immediate vicinity of the onion head, because after that the leaves will stop growing.

There are several basic ways to competently cut onions. Let’s consider each of them in detail.

  • Bulk cut below the growth point. If you act in accordance with this popular method, then the greens will be cut entirely up to the bulb. After carrying out the specified pruning, the plant will cease to bear fruit, because of which the person will have to plant a brand new head. The main advantage of this method is that a person can immediately get greens in large quantities. A natural product may be sold or used in cooking.
  • Bulk cut above the growth point. In accordance with this method, the onion is cut in exactly the same way, but with one important difference. Cutting greenery is carried out above the location of the growth point. Due to this, after a while, the onion will release a new green part.
  • Plucking individual feathers. Often, the crop in question grows at a different rate, even if all the materials were planted at the same time. In this case, selective pruning of the most elongated leaves should be carried out.

Despite the fact that cutting onion plantings is extremely simple and easy, a gardener or ordinary apartment resident can make many serious mistakes while doing this. Let’s learn about the most frequent and common of them.

  • A serious mistake is to cut the green part of the plants on the line below the growing point.. Because of such manipulations, the leaves of the culture will simply stop growing. In addition, getting such an “injury” may result in the onion head being completely unsuitable for subsequent cultivation and use.
  • The implementation of the operation to cut the green part of the plants must be very accurate and careful. A big mistake is overly rough pruning. If a person cannot pinch off greenfinch very carefully, then it is better to use a sharp knife or scissors.
  • Another major mistake is the lack of adequate lighting for plants.. In order for onion plantings to grow and develop healthy, beautiful, give out lush greenery, they definitely need to be given a lot of light. If there is too little lighting, then the green part of the plants will quickly fade, and will not have a very good taste.
  • A common problem is the germination of a grown vegetable. Some gardeners are engaged in regular cutting of greens as soon as it grows to the mark of 12-15 cm, because in this case it is more tender, good in taste. But there is also a generally accepted rule, according to which it is necessary to cut the landings in question only when the height of the feather is 25-30 cm.
  • Do not water onion plantings too abundantly.. The summer resident needs to monitor the condition of the onion head, as well as the formed feathers. Humidity must be moderate so that the plant is not seriously harmed.
  • A mistake will be premature pruning of greenery. It is not necessary to prune the onion arrows too early.

Cutting onion greens will not harm the further growth of the crop, if done correctly. Let’s take a look at some useful tips on how to carry out such procedures.

  • Watering onion plantings must be correct. For this, it is recommended to use a sprayer. A direct and strong water jet can harm the plant, nail the feather to the soil.
  • If you plan to grow onions for greens in winter or late autumnthen it is advisable to give preference to frost-resistant varieties.
  • When planting onions in the soil, the sets can be cut or left. If it is not cut off, then the plant will “sit” in the ground much longer. Cropped bulbs, on the contrary, do not have any barriers, thanks to which the feather grows very confidently, bringing early greenery.
  • If the summer resident notices that the feathers of a perennial or other onion have become too brittle and hard, then this will signal the urgency of harvesting. In this case, cutting greens should be carried out a little earlier.
  • To get a lot of healthy and fragrant greens, the gardener should choose suitable onion varieties. For such purposes, “Aristocratic”, “Ciplucho”, “Lilac Ringing”, “Starorussky” are ideal.
  • Some summer residents are interested in when you can start the first cut of greenery. The first pruning can be safely carried out already at the moment when 5 to 7 feathers have grown.
  • After harvesting the onion feather, this vegetable must be fertilized with nitrogen fertilizers.. Most of all, this culture loves organic matter, but you can also turn to mineral compounds.

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