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Growing Multi-tiered Onions On The Site And At Home
Growing Multi-tiered Onions On The Site And At Home

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Tiered bow
Tiered bow

The multi-tiered onion, which has other names as well - Egyptian onion, horned onion is a perennial onion plant, although it can also be grown as an annual crop. This bow appeared on our site for a long time.

At first, we perceived it as exotic, since whole nests of bulbs with green feathers looked very unusual on the arrow-peduncles.

And then another arrow formed there, and a nest of smaller onions also appeared on it. And so, with good care, this bow formed up to four tiers.

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At first, I stuck a stick near each plant of a multi-tiered onion, to which I tied each tier. Then she stopped doing this, and then the heavy arrows with the nests of the bulbs began to lean towards the garden bed, while the bulbs quickly took root. Over the years, the multi-tiered bow spread throughout the garden, but only two tiers grew there, since there was no proper care for them.

Tiered bow
Tiered bow

The most valuable thing about this onion is that in the spring, as soon as the first thawed patches appeared, it drove out bright, juicy, crispy feathers, and earlier than the batun onion. And we could add these vitamin greens to salads and other dishes.

I decided to use the early maturity of the multi-tiered bow and planted the first tier bulbs (they are the largest) along the glass walls of the greenhouse. When this onion grows in a greenhouse, where the soil is filled with new portions of organic matter every year, it grows stronger and taller, and its green feather is softer than on the street.

The arrows there, of course, have to be tied up, otherwise they break, and after the sprouting of the fallen bulbs, a "dense forest" of onion seedlings is formed, which can lead to the onion disease - peronosporosis. Therefore, I plant it in the greenhouse less often - after 30-40 cm from each other, since the nest grows over the years, and the main crops (peppers, tomatoes) make it difficult to ventilate the plants.

And now we begin to pluck the succulent feather of this onion already in March, when there is still snow behind the greenhouse, and until late autumn, since this plant is frost-resistant and tolerates cold snaps down to -5 ° C.

Tiered bow
Tiered bow

In one place, a multi-tiered bow can grow up to 5-7 years. During the growing season, it divides, forming a nest of 3-4 daughter bulbs in the soil. They are, of course, smaller than onions, but juicy and have a pungent taste. Therefore, when I pull out overgrown nests from the greenhouse, I use not only green feathers, but also underground bulbs like regular onions.

And the air bulbs, of which a lot are formed in the greenhouse, can be pickled separately or with cucumbers. But the main thing is that these bulbs are an excellent planting material for winter forcing greens, since they practically do not have a dormant period.

Having collected them in August, I immediately plant part of the bulbs to renew old plantings, the rest I store in the refrigerator in a paper bag or in a dark cool place. If they even start to grow, then it does not matter. After all, around the middle of November I prepare a wide pot of humus and in it I plant a lot of multi-tiered onions almost close to each other, fill them with soil to the top, water the plantings with water.

And after 2-3 weeks, you can cut off fresh onion greens, and the bulbs continue to grow further. And this process continues throughout the winter, and in March we already begin to harvest the multi-tiered onions in the greenhouse. Everyone in our family loves this type of onion, we use it, as they say, one hundred percent.

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