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Grow onions yourself with fast results? Then use onion sets!
By using onion sets instead of seeds, you start with a big head start. After 5-6 months, you can already start harvesting onions. Dry the onions well so that you can store the onions for a long time.
Growing onion sets
Use onion sets to quickly harvest your own onions. You can start harvesting your onions after 5-6 months. Let the onions dry well in the sun so that you can store the onions for a long time.
With onion sets you can choose from different colors of onions: red, yellow or white onions. In addition, each species has its own specific properties, such as:
- spring / winter cultivation
- high productive varieties
- strong skin
- overshoot resistance
- long-term shelf life
Keep onion sets in a dry, cool and dark place.
When to plant onion sets?
Spring cultivation of onion sets: from February to April directly in the open ground.
Winter cultivation of onion sets: from September to October directly in the open ground.
Choose a sunny and warm location where the soil does not get too wet.
How do you plant onion sets? How do you grow onion sets?
Plant the onion sets approximately 2.5 to 5 cm deep in rows with a mutual planting distance of 10 cm and 25 cm between the rows. Make sure that the onion sets get enough water for the first few weeks so that the onion sets can root well.
Fertilize onion sets?
Fertilize onion sets only with potassium-rich and low-nitrogen fertilizer. This ensures better tuber formation, resistance and durability of the onion sets.
Do not use nitrogen-rich manure such as compost, farmyard manure or cow manure pellets, this will do more harm than good. A lot of nitrogen ensures a lot of leaves but little tuber formation, which is a shame. If necessary, place insect gauze over the onions so that the birds cannot reach them.
When can I harvest onion sets?
Spring crop onion sets: from June to August.
Winter crop onion sets: from June to July.
After harvesting, you need to let onion sets dry well, this takes about 4 weeks. Tie and / or twist the tops of the onions together and dry the onions hanging. After 4 weeks, the foliage and roots can be removed and the onion sets can be stored in a cool and dark place.