Onion Gawran – Desi Vegetable Seeds
|Seeds per Packet
|bulb onion or common onion,Allium cepa (Botanical Name)
|2.5 to 6 feet.
Planting And Care
- Fertilize every few weeks with nitrogen to get big bulbs
- Cease fertilizing when the onions push the soil away and the bulbing process has started
- Do not put the soil back around the onions; the bulb needs to emerge above the soil
- Generally, onions do not need consistent watering if mulch is used
- About one inch of water per week (including rain water) is sufficient
- If you want sweeter onions, water more
- Onions will look healthy even if they are bone dry, be sure to water during drought conditions
- Make sure soil is well-drained
- Mulch will help retain moisture and stifle weeds
- Cut or pull any onions that send up flower stalks; this means that the onions have â€œboltedâ€ and are done
Onion Gawran Care
- Select a location with full sun where your onions wonâ€™t be shaded by other plants
- Soil needs to be well-drained, loose, and rich in nitrogen; compact soil affects bulb development
- Till in aged manure or fertilizer the fall before planting
- Onions are heavy feeders and need constant nourishment to produce big bulbs
- At planting time, you can mix in some nitogen fertilizer, too, and side dress every few weeks until the bulbing process begins
- Seeding? Onion seeds are short-lived
- If planting seeds indoors, start with fresh seeds each year
- Start seeds indoors about 6 weeks before transplanting
- Plant onions as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, usually late March or April
- Make sure temperature doesnâ€™t go below 20 degrees F
- For sets or transplants, plant the smaller sets 1 inch deep, with 4 to 5 inches between each plant and in rows 12 to 18 inches apart
- Think of onions as a leaf crop, not a root crop
- When planting onion sets, donâ€™t bury them more than one inch under the soil; if more than the bottom third of the bulb is underground, bulb growth can be restricted
|Select a location with full sun where your onions wont be shaded by other plants.
|Generally, onions do not need consistent watering if mulch is used. About one inch of water per week (including rain water) is sufficient. If you want sweeter onions, water more.
|Soil needs to be well-drained, loose, and rich in nitrogen; compact soil affects bulb development.
|20 degrees F
|Give an occasional feed with a general liquid fertiliser. A light feed of sulphate of potash in June will help ripen the bulbs ready for storage.
Onion Gawran Special Feature
Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness.
Onion Gawran Uses
- Onion is used for treating digestion problems including loss of appetite, upset stomach, and gallbladder disorders; for treating heart and blood vessel problems including chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure; and for preventing â€œhardening of the arteriesâ€ (atherosclerosis)
- It is also used for treating sore mouth and throat, whooping cough, bronchitis, asthma, dehydration, intestinal gas, parasitic worms, and diabetes
- Some people use it as a diuretic to increase urine output
- Onion is applied directly to the skin for insect bites, wounds, light burns, boils, warts, and bruises
- In foods, onion is used in many recipes
About Onion Gawran
Onions are a wonderful staple crop in our household, and we like to store some of our onion bulbs for 6-8 months over the winter. We eat a lot of them, and we usually plant over 200 onions each year.
If you follow a few simple steps, you can harvest a large amount of high-quality onions from a small garden. Onions are such a versatile vegetable â€“ they feature in so many recipes, so growing your own onions means youâ€™ll always