When the bow went to the arrow
When growing on a bed of onions, gardeners often encounter the fact that the onion went into the arrow. Onion shooting does not matter if it is decided to grow a vegetable on a feather, but when an onion crop needs to be planted in order to harvest a rich harvest in the fall, the appearance of onion arrows during flowering of a plant becomes a problem for summer residents, and they often do not know what to do with flowers appearing.
Bow went to the arrow
Why the onion arrow is bad
the onion arrow is nothing more than the inflorescence of the plant, and the onion arrow is the flowering on which garden culture needs to spend energy and minerals obtained. Some time after the vegetable has started the onion flower, ripened seeds appear on it, because the arrow is the part of the plant that is responsible for its propagation, however, if the peduncle develops in that type of onion crop that sits to receive a crop from it the form of turnips, it does not bring benefits. So, it is not necessary at all for the bow to begin shooting for:
- onion type
Arrows are not useful for garlic.
Family shallot is one of the species that rarely shoots arrows.
Of course, the formation of arrows does not lead to the fact that the vegetable crop becomes unsuitable for its consumption, however, the vegetable that has passed the process of shooting becomes unsuitable for long storage and quickly rots, so they try to use such a plant before winter. In addition, when growing the above varieties, experienced gardeners do not allow the appearance of onion arrows so that they do not affect the yield.
Among the reasons why the bow goes in the arrow, there are several:
- improper storage of seed,
- incorrectly sized bulbs for planting,
- violation of the terms of planting onions.
Planting stock storage
Failure to observe the storage conditions of the seed is one of the most common reasons why the onion sets went in the direction of the arrow. Sevok for the upcoming planting should be kept at a temperature not understood above 0 ° C. It belongs to frost-resistant plants, therefore for its storage the environment at -3-4 ° C will become most favorable, rather than warm air.
If in the next harvest season there is an intention to plant onions with seeds, then you can not worry about the temperature of their preservation: they can survive the winter at any temperature, but we must not forget that growing bulbs by planting seeds in a year will not work. The process of growing onions in the garden will be reduced to the cultivation of the original seedling, which will be stored throughout the winter, and then planted on the garden.
An exception to the general rules for harvesting from the seed is derived hybrid varieties of onions, from the seeds of which already in the first season they get a good crop in the form of strong turnips.
An important factor among the storage conditions of planting material, so that the onion does not go in the arrow, are also indicators of humidity in the room where the seeds are contained. Maintaining dryness in the arrow will allow us to keep dry in the cellar, otherwise the planting seed sprouts ahead of time and the already sprouted onion, which most often goes into the arrow, will go to the beds.
To increase the shelf life of onions, some gardeners recommend treating it with lime so that there are no troubles in the spring.
Selection of planting material
Bow shooting is directly related to the incorrect selection of the size of the bulbs for planting, although many gardeners do not pay due attention to this issue, and it is completely in vain. On how correctly the size of the bulbs was chosen for planting on the bed, it depends on whether the bow will shoot. Inadequate seed is one of the reasons why the onion goes into the arrow. So that the onion does not shoot, it is necessary to grow it from the sorted seed. To get good seedlings and to harvest a rich crop in the autumn, the seed planter diameter for planting should be no more than 1 cm. Such material is small. The middle fraction includes specimens with a diameter of 1 centimeter to 3. The fact that the size of more than 3 cm, refers to a large fraction.
The likelihood that a large-sized onion will go into the arrow is about 70%. If there is a desire to grow a crop of onions without arrows, it is better to give preference to smaller fractions.
Large fractions are more suitable for growing early onion herbs. If the target is strong onion turnips, it is better to plant the middle fraction, since there is almost no shooter on the set-bow of the middle fraction.
Time for landing
Another reason for the formation of arrows on the bow is a violation of the timing of the landing of planting material. The way to avoid bow shooting is to choose the right time for planting crops on the beds. So that the sowing does not give an arrow, it must be planted in a rather warm soil, and this most often occurs at the end of April. An early planted sowing will give flowering, at the same time with long planting periods in the spring, do not wait for strong bulbs in the autumn.
So that the onion does not shoot, it can be planted before the onset of winter. This method is suitable for areas where mild winters persist, but it should not be used in regions with harsh climates where long-term winter sets can freeze.
If seeding for planting was purchased in retail chains, then in order to avoid possible problems with storing it, so that it does not go out of color, you need to warm it in a warm place (for example, under a central heating battery or in direct sunlight) for up to 3- x weeks.
To plant a sowing, which would not go in the arrow, you need to purchase winter varieties, characterized by increased frost resistance.
What to do if the bow went to the arrow, despite the measures taken?
Initially, if a vegetable starts up a color, they try to save it by cutting off all the onion arrows that appear. Use such cleaning as early as possible. The faster this is done, saving the plant from the peduncle, the larger the turnip will grow. Trim the onion color directly below the neck, as close to the base as possible. When fresh peduncles appear, they are immediately cut off.
It is easy to recognize the green vegetable, which went when growing in the arrow, by the thickened neck. It is used for culinary purposes in the first place.
Many gardeners, when asked if the bow went to the arrow what to do, are advised to use it on the feather, trying to select the seeds in the next harvest season and prepare it for planting correctly. The resulting juicy tops will be an indispensable ingredient in summer salads.
When a plant has started to bloom, the arrows break out, they must be removed regularly, which makes it possible to obtain, although not such a rich, but quite worthy crop from small and medium-sized turnips.