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Onion tops exposed

 
Jesse Matlock
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Location: Central Oklahoma Zone 7A
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Have a quick question,
I planted some onion plants back in Feb. They are growing very well now with lots of leaves, however, the tops of the onion are exposed. Should I cover these with more soil? Mulch? Leave it? Thanks!
Jesse
 
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Jesse M. : Onion tops exposed seems 'natural' to me, though I am willing to learn differently! big AL !
 
Jessica Gorton
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I believe that I read somewhere that you want the tops exposed - that some people actually remove soil from around the onion and allow it to be anchored just by the roots (though I'd personally feel nervous about that...).
 
Adam Klaus
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tops exposed or not, no problem. the main reason tops exposed is a good thing is it makes it much easier to harvest the onions. definitely not worth the risk of crop damage/ effort to uncover onions pre-harvest. so you are fine!
 
Jesse Matlock
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Thanks for the quick replies! ...and the good news!
Jesse
 
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