bulb onion question

natalija_gardenerMarch 23, 2010

Hi!

I wander is it o'key to cut of for salad the stalks of bulbing onion? Or if I cut it the bulb will not mature properly?

Thanks for help!

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gardengal48

The bulb needs the foliage to develop properly :-) If you cut off the foliage, the bulb will not mature. If you want greens for your salads, grow scallions. These mature very quickly compared to bulb onions, do not form a real bulb (although if left in the ground for the whole season they will develop a smallish bulb) and are what are commonly sold in the grocery as "green" or spring onions. They should be available in nurseries now as seeds, sets or starts.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2010 at 10:13AM
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