What is happening to my beautiful onions?
I guess introductions are in order. My name is Lynn LaMastres. I found this wonderful site this spring and have been digging through it and reading when I have time.
Now, though, I am hoping someone can help me with my onions. They are big beautiful onions- my babies, you know? The last couple of weeks the weather has been very hot and dry. 105F and up. The bulbs look good. Big and round :)just like they should, but the leaves are drying out starting on the tips and running down toward the ground. I pulled one a couple days ago and it was juicy and delicious :):) I don't want to lose them now if there is something I can do.
Do I need to worry? Should I water more? Or are they just nearing the end of the growing season and need to be harvested soon?
I don't know the variety name, but I bought a white storage onion. I planted them on March 15th. They have a light layer of straw mulch around them. They get full sun all day. I water 20 to 30 minutes every couple of days with this heat.
I really would appreciate any input you may have. Thank you in advance.