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bulb onion question

Posted by natalija_gardener (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 23, 10 at 17:51

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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RE: bulb onion question

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.

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