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Grow onions at your home easily – 2

Grow onions at your home easily – 2

You have learned to grow onions at your backyard in the previous article.

In this article, you will learn about some other methods to grow onions at your home:

Growing new onions from old bulbs:

  • Take a container that has a depth of six inches or more. The width depends on the number of onions you want to grow.
  • Then fill the container with soil, manure and compose. Leave some space at the top of the container.
  • Take the leftover root part of the onion and use it to grow the new crop.
  • Dig a 2-inch deep pit and keep the onion bulb in it. Then, cover it with soil and water it slightly.
  • Keep the container in a place where it can get at least 6 hours of sunlight regularly.
  • Make sure to keep the soil wet at all times. If you feel the soil is dry and brittle when touched, then sprinkle some water.
  • When the sprouts are 3 inches or longer, you can harvest them. Dig the soil to bring the onions out and use them after cleaning.

Growing spring onions in plastic bottles:

  • You need a big plastic bottle of 5 litres, spring onion bulbs, soil and scissors.
  • Cut the neck of the bottle using scissors. Then cut big holes on the body. Make sure to keep 3 inches of space between each onion for proper growth.
  • Prepare soil with growth mix and fill it into the bottle until the first layer reaches the holes. Add manure or compost and organic fertilizers if needed.
  • Place spring onion bulbs at the mouth of the holes facing the tip outward. After finishing the first layers, add more soil and place more spring onion bulbs. Keep adding them at various levels till the soil reaches the top.
  • Then cover the bottle with tape. Keep the bottle in a place where it gets sunlight for at least 6 hours and water it at regular intervals to keep it moist.
  • Harvest your onions when the stem grows 3 cm above the root.

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