Once the seeds have germinated, I remove them from the heat mat, and put them under the grow light. To harvest when they are full size, wait until the bulbs are large in size, and the majority of the onion greens begin to flop over late in summer. Onions generally require 30″ of irrigation during a growing season and the closer to harvest, the greater the need for water. If left in the ground to winter over, the onion starts growth again with warming temperatures and the plant will send up a stalk and produce the seed heads. This is a great little gardening tip on how to have green onions over and over!!! The fan creates a wind effect thereby causing the seedlings to grow thicker and stronger. How to Plant Onions: Onions can be grown from seeds, seedling transplants, and sets. When they are around 6-inches in height, it is time to use your kitchen scissors and collect those. 15 Replies 4375 Views July 25, 2013, 15:29 by samnorfolk : Onions falling over Started by johndf1 on Grow Your Own. share. Source(s): https://owly.im/a0y8l. Planting seeds: Seeds can be started indoors 4 to 6 weeks before you plan to set seedlings out or you can direct sow seed in the garden when the soil temperature is at least 40°F (4.4°C). Hi! 2. The onion: it’s in almost every kitchen, but we’d never thought about growing onions until we moved to farm country (Minnesota), where it seems everyone has a huge kitchen garden. 4 Replies 1828 Views January 10, 2009, 22:47 by pushrod : Onions - Falling over Started by webby139 on Grow Your Own. Sounds like you are baking those seedlings. You can spray with insecticidal soap or a commercial pyrethrin spray if the infestation is severe. Although it can feel wrong to remove healthy plants, this prevents fungal and growth problems later on. Onions are biennial plants. But it’s difficult. Warm soil temperatures, on the other hand, can trigger onion seed germination in as little as four days. Harvest onions when about half the tops are falling over and dry. All this time, keep the tops trimmed to three inches. 1 Replies 834 Views March 21, 2012, 09:44 by JayG : Onion seedlings Started by Pompey Spud on Grow Your Own. Onions are falling over?? 1 decade ago. 4.7k. For most growers, any time in late August to early September is acceptable for seeding onions for overwintering. When the onions have developed a good … Onion Seedlings Falling Over. When planting several rows of onions, leave 16" between the outside edge of one bed, and the outside edge of the next. 3. 2 Replies Also included are tips on growing green onions in containers and general care tips for green onions. If you want the onions to grow to maturity, space them 4" apart. apart. Seedling Problem No. You can leave onions on the ground for several days if the weather will be dry and warm, or bring them indoors to cure. Growing Onion Seed Plants. 3 All seedlings die suddenly. The shapes of the tray will hold the sprouts from falling over while growing. This guide on how to grow green onions covers everything from planting green onions from seeds or sets to harvesting green onions. Mature bulbs have the tops falling over—they’re ready to be picked! If uncorrected, the condition can weaken their stems, stunt their growth, or make them defenseless against pests and diseases. We had planted them in Miracle-Gro soil, water them every day (except for weekends but we give them extra water on Fridays), and placed them next to a large window. When the greens have all begun to flop over, this is when it is time to harvest them. Over and under aged seedlings should be avoided for better establishment. Do they need more water? 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