Planting onions for the winter. How to determine the grade, so as not to remain without a harvest?

  • Dec 24, 2019

In order to get the early spring green feather, many gardeners are planted before winter onions. Winter bow rises early, and head can be removed in the middle of summer. For qualitative harvest is necessary to properly prepare the beds and to determine the varieties of vegetable crops.

In order to get the early spring green feather, many gardeners are planted before winter onions. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.com
In order to get the early spring green feather, many gardeners are planted before winter onions. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.com

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What varieties of onions are suitable for planting before winter

Suitable for planting in the fall is not all the onions, it is recommended to choose winter varieties. The diameter of the bulbs should be no more than 1 cm to the vegetable did not go to the arrow. Among the diversity of this culture should be preferred in the following types.

Danilovsky

This culture has a rounded, flat shape of medium size, it is sweet and juicy. In taste sort of resembles the Crimean red, but it can be grown in all regions. Danilovsky onions gives a lot of dark green green with a slight bloom.

Strigunovsky

Kind of early maturation and increased yields. The bulbs are resistant to cold, sharp taste, but are subject to many diseases.

Shakespeare

Cold-resistant and early maturing varieties, round medium-sized bulbs valued for good taste.

Arzamas

Bow average maturity, frost, sharp taste, gives the green is not very much, but copies are kept tight and long.

Allan

Gives an early harvest, round bulbs have a pleasant sweet taste.

Radar

View average period of maturation, it has a large oval shape and great taste. When growing this variety next to it is recommended to plant carrots and marigolds to repel onion fly. This vegetable crop withstands temperatures down to -25 ° C.

Red Baron

Early variety, medium purple onion, suitable for salads and conservation. Often exposed to diseases and is not suitable for long-term storage.

Senshu

The variety is early maturity, large bulbs round-elongated shape. Enough fragrant, juicy and tangy.

Centurion F1

This type is popular among farmers, it is resistant to diseases and undemanding in cultivation. Elongated bulbs, do not form an arrow, give a lot of greenery in the summer, you can cut the pen to 5 times.

Suitable for planting in the fall is not all the onions, it is recommended to choose winter varieties. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.com
Suitable for planting in the fall is not all the onions, it is recommended to choose winter varieties. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.com

It is recommended to plant several varieties to later select the most productive.

The basic rules of the autumn planting

Planting onions for the winter properly, it is necessary to prepare the beds. Pre digging into the soil before making humus, wood ash and mineral fertilizers. Onion flower bed is raised slightly, to the vegetables were frozen in winter and not get wet in the spring. The layer of earth over the plant material is recommended not less than 4 cm.

Recommended bulb planted before the frost, they should take root, but does not release the pen. When choosing planting period should take into account the weather conditions of the season, and the average daily air temperature. Do not worry, if before the frost bow will release the pen of 1-2 cm.

In addition to open the beds under the winter can be planted this vegetable crop in a greenhouse or a greenhouse. The bulbs before planting sorted out, removing diseased and injured, the neck during winter planting is not cut. On a bed prepared make furrows to a depth of 8 cm. The distance between the bulbs is maintained up to 5 cm.

If within 10 days after planting, no precipitation, the beds can be poured. Before frost onion beds mulched leaves, pine needles, sawdust or straw. If the winter is warm and the snow, from the mulch can be dispensed with.

Thanks to breeders derived many varieties of onions, easy to tolerate the winter cold. To care for winter crops vegetables easily, they do not require much cost and effort, and the early spring harvest of greens will please gardeners. Properly selected seed and comply with all requirements at planting will remove the onion harvest in mid-summer.

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