Growing Guide for Onions:
Plant your onion seedlings in a location that receives full sunlight, ideally around 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
Select well-draining, loamy soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Improve the soil’s fertility by incorporating compost or organic matter.
- Space your onion seedlings 4-6 inches apart in rows that are 12-18 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at a depth of approximately 1 inch, ensuring the roots are well-covered with soil.
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the early growth stages.
- Apply a layer of mulch to help retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed competition.
- Onions have shallow roots, so be cautious when weeding around them to avoid damaging the plants.
- Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to support healthy onion development.
You can start harvesting green onions when they reach the desired size. For mature bulb onions, wait until the tops have naturally fallen over and dried. Lift the onions from the soil and cure them in a dry, well-ventilated area for a few weeks.
With “The Onion Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown onions to enhance your culinary creations. Happy gardening!