Question: What happens if you harvest an onion too early?

How long should onions cure?

Pungent onions that will be stored for the winter need to be cured for two to four weeks. A good storage onion stored properly will retain its eating quality for 10 to 12 months. For best results, onions should be stored in a dark, cool space (35 to 40 degrees F) like a cellar, garage or shed.

Can I plant my onion sets now?

The best time to sow onion sets is mid March to mid April. Sets can also be sown in Autumn from September to early October. If you have a wet garden or live in an area of high winter rainfall growing in raised beds is recommended as sets left in wet soil are likely to rot.

How long do onions need to cure?

Mild onions should be used up within a few weeks. Pungent onions that will be stored for the winter need to be cured for two to four weeks. A good storage onion stored properly will retain its eating quality for 10 to 12 months.

Do onions need to cure?

How Long Will they Keep? Mild onions should be used up within a few weeks. Pungent onions that will be stored for the winter need to be cured for two to four weeks. A good storage onion stored properly will retain its eating quality for 10 to 12 months.

Should you wash onions before curing?

You dont need to clean off the onions yet. Just set them out to dry, dirt and all, until the stems turn brown and brittle. While theyre curing, onions like it warm (75°F to 80°F) but breezy. The most important part of curing is giving them enough shade and having plenty of air circulation around the bulbs.

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