Onion is not only one of the most healthy vegetables, but also one of the most popular for growing in our lands. Few people do not want to grow this vegetable at home, since, in their opinion, this is not an easy task. In fact, dealing with any seedlings is not so difficult. This article will talk about when to plant onions for seedlings in 2018 and how to do it correctly.
Competent gardeners always turn to folk wisdom for advice on proper sowing, because, as you know, people have noticed truthfulness for centuries. In the horticultural business, there are many signs that are for people working with planting a kind of guide.
Regarding such a vegetable crop as onion, several signs are also folded:
Competent and experienced gardeners always "consult" with the stars in order to get a rich harvest. According to the lunar calendar, gardeners have been working for many years. So, in 2018, February is the best month for sowing this vegetable crop.
What days in February are considered the most favorable for working with this vegetable?
On other days, you can sow and plant vegetables, but it is highly recommended not to do this from 7.02. until 9.02. You do not need to engage in onion seedlings before February, as the street will still be quite cold. But if such a decision has already been made, then the best day in January for planting this crop is 8.02.
As for the remaining months, the following days can be distinguished:
For seedlings, they usually use planting containers, but for sowing seeds, they take high-quality soil.
For planting onions, turf soil mixed with humus or peat is considered ideal. The container in which there will be seedlings should be filled with this mixture and rammed it a little.
After 10 days have passed, it will be possible to wait for onion shoots. On day 10, it is recommended to feed seedlings a little. You can use liquid top dressing.
In order for the onions to sprout well, for all these days the soil must be regularly moistened, it is better to do this twice a day.
Seedlings must be in a bright place. The window sill is considered an ideal place for it, since the plant will have access to sunlight, which directly affects its development.
Greenhouses for onion seedlings can be used in gardening, but if this occupation is not significant in scale (i.e. a large crop is not planned). You can grow it on a windowsill at home, using a special container.
The best time for seedlings of this vegetable is the beginning or mid-March. So that by his landing he was already 3 months old, it is better to plant onions in the period from March 10 to 20. The distance between the rows should be about 5 cm, otherwise the plants will not sprout due to crowding. Seeds should be planted with earth approximately 1-1.5 cm. The temperature in the room where the onions were planted should be at least 20 degrees Celsius.
Regarding top dressing:
In this case, each time the amount of dose should be increased.
After the seedlings sprout, it can be prepared for planting. In 2018, the best time for this will be May, or rather, its middle. But before dulling directly to the planting itself, the leaves of onion seedlings should be prepared. To do this, they are trimmed by 3 cm. This is necessary so that the evaporation surface slightly decreases during the period of transplanting seedlings into the ground. These rules can be neglected and trimming the onion after it is in the ground. However, as practice shows, if you cut the onion before planting, it will be less exposed to various diseases.
This vegetable crop is planted in equal rows. The distance between the plants in the row should be at least 5 cm, and each onion row should be at least 20 cm from the other. Caring for the planted vegetables is not much different from caring for their seeds.
It turns out that working with onion seedlings and the process of planting them is not such a difficult task. In fact, everyone can cope with them. However, planting onions is only half the battle; the most important thing is to follow the rules for caring for them after landing.