How to grow your seedless and potted onions

How to grow your seedless and potted onions

Today I share with you this very simple practice of having a small onion crop that does not take up a lot of equipment or space. At the end I am sharing a video with the whole process explained in detail.



The materials are:

  • A pot preferably long and at least 15 cm deep.
  • Onions of any size.
  • Well-drained potting soil or soil.
  • A knife.

How to grow onions in a pot.

Step 1: Cut the base of the onions in half.

You need to cut the base of the onion to about 2 or 3 cm, regardless of the size of the onion. This cut has the buds or apex which are basically the material for sprouting new onions.

Step 2: Plant the cuttings in the pot.

With the pot already filled with soil or substrate, we begin to place the cuttings, trying to make the most of the space, although at this point the distribution is not so great.

Remember that the pot should always have holes in the bottom for it to drain well, do not use solid materials in the bottom like stones.

Then cover the onions with about 3 or 4 cm of soil and water them, then place them in a place with at least 7 or 8 hours of light, the more hours of light, the faster your onions will grow.

About 15 days later you will see most of the buds already sprouting, you will notice some have more buds, but most should have 2-4 buds.

Remember to keep the soil or substrate moist throughout this process, avoiding puddles.

Step 3: Perform reseeding of shoots.

About a month later, maximum about 40 days, and all shoots should be well developed and with stems about 20 cm or more, in the following picture you can see what your onions will look like.

At this time, we need to remove the shoots from the ground, separate them and replant them. For this we water the soil so that it is more loose, and we help ourselves with a knife.

You need to separate the shoots, removing all the remnants of the old onion that must already be decomposed, what we will use are the new stems, which must have a greenish-white color. It is important to avoid uprooting the roots as much as possible.

The last thing to do in this stage is to replant the already developed shoots; with a distance of about 7 or 8 cm separation, both from other plants and from the edge of the pot. The idea is to bury all the roots and about 4cm from the base of the onion.

Remember to keep the soil moist, the onion is very drought tolerant, but in humid conditions it grows much faster.

Step 4: Harvest.

To reach the harvest, approximately 3 or 4 months must pass from the transplant, this time can be very variable depending on the amount of sunlight received. The best indicator of harvest is the visible size of the onion itself.

To harvest the onions, all you have to do is tear off their tails, if necessary you can help yourself with a knife to loosen the soil around it.

The whole process in video:


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