Green onions and dill are what you need in early spring. Any housewife dreams of seasoning soup or a second dish as early as possible, seasoned with finely chopped green onions, giving food a special aroma and spring freshness. However, not everyone understands where it is possible to take green onions in early spring and even in winter. It is no secret that the freshest greens are a storehouse of all kinds of vitamins and microelements that are so necessary for the body weakened after winter. Let's figure out how to properly distill onions
pen at home.
Forcing onions: preparing materials
First, you need to decide on the type of onion, because the growth rate, the height of the feathers, and taste depend on the varieties of this plant. The next thing to think about is what exactly you will use to drive the onion onto the pen. There are several options here. The feather can be grown on sawdust, using hydroponics, on ordinary soil. All activities begin with preparing the bow for planting. This must be done on time and, of course, correctly. The space where you plan to plant the onions should be well lit, since the desired greens feed on the sun, and if the onions are in the shade, then the young feather may become covered with ugly and painful light spots. The air temperature in the room should not fall below the 23-degree mark, since the onion sprouts are very tender. Bowls for bows can be made of plastic or wood. So, let's start preparing the material for planting. Choose good bulbs first. What does good mean, you ask? Everything is easy and simple, the bulb should just be free of mold, damage and chips. You can then soak the onions to speed up their germination. After that, you need to cut off about one-fourth of the onion from the top of the onion so that the air quickly enters the kidneys. However, if the bulb has already sprouted, this should not be done. Also note that the bulb should be firm and firm. The onion should be soaked for about twelve hours, then you need to take it out and dry it well.
Sawdust. Many people recommend driving the onion onto a feather with sawdust. This material perfectly absorbs water and allows oxygen to pass through, so the roots of the onion will always be moist, which means that the feather will appear soon enough. But it is necessary to water the sawdust extremely slowly so that the water does not flow out. It is advisable to pour boiling water over sawdust particles before planting the onions in order to disinfect the planting material.
For the lazy. If you do not really want to waste your time and energy on prolonged manipulations, we can offer you an easier way to sprout onions. To do this, all the bulbs must be put in a heap, then pour lukewarm water and cover this hill with dense burlap for four days, after which you just need to sort the bulbs and place them in the ground. Technology. The first shoots of greenery appear in three to four days. Moreover, the total time for forcing onions is from two weeks to twenty days. You can also use the bridge planting method. To do this, the onions are planted very tightly to each other in slightly cultivated soil, and usually they are not buried deep, but then watered and wait for the first shoots. It is advisable to cut the greens when they reach a height of 25-30 cm.
Forcing onions: hydroponics
Large farms often grow onions using a hydroponic system. For this, a relatively small area is used, and the time during which the first shoots appear is approximately halved, however, the yield increases. The hydroponics machine consists of a compressor, a tank and a sprayer.The bulbs are placed in the holes prepared in advance, then the apparatus is turned on and after several hours of work for several days, the first shoots are waited. And after two days, the first roots usually appear, and after a week the onion greens begin to grow intensively. Lighting is turned on on the eleventh day.
Onions are often planted in the greenhouse. For this, the soil is mixed with compost, sprinkled with lime flour. Then grooves are made and onions are planted. During the day, the temperature in the greenhouse should be more than twenty degrees, and at night - at least fifteen. Onions are usually watered every five days, and the greenhouse is systematically ventilated. If natural daylight is not enough, then lamps are often turned on.
It is believed that the yield of the onion and the period of feather formation are 80% dependent on the plant variety. The most popular varieties of onions grown for feathers are: Slime, Schnitt, Onion, Shallot and others. They are quite fruitful and easy to care for. In general, we can say: onions are a rather unpretentious plant, so getting green feathers at home in winter or spring is quite possible.