We mostly throw away our kitchen scrap but you can regrow vegetables, fruits, and herbs from the scrap. Onion is widely used in cooking and it is a necessary ingredient for making several dishes like salads, breast, Chinese dishes, Italian dishes, Indian and Pakistani dishes. Onions give a delicious taste to your dishes and it is used in almost all dishes.
It is very easy to grow onions from onions as compared to growing onions from seeds. If you have a green thumb and want to grow onions at your home, In this article, we will give you complete guidance for growing onions from onions and I think so this article will be very helpful for you.
Best Season For Growing Onions:
The best season for onions is early spring or fall and harvests at the end of the season. You can grow onions in both fall and spring.
Methods For Growing Onions From Onions:
Water Method For Growing Onions From The Onions:
- For growing onions from onions, you firstly need a glass jar and our suggestion for you is to choose a glass jar that has a rim.
- Then fill the jar with water so that the bottom of the onions remains wet.
- After filling the jar with water the next step is growing onion so peel the papery skin of the onion and then place the onion on the rim of the glass jar. So that onions remain in the water.
- After placing onion on the rim, the next is to place the jar on the sunniest spot of your house so that your plant will get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Onions are heavy feeders. They require a lot of nutrients for their proper growth. You can use homemade organic fertilizers for the proper growth of onions. For enhancing the growth of your onion plant you can use blood meal, cottonseed meal, or throw your kitchen scraps in your container. It works as an organic fertilizer and enhances the growth of your plant.
- Take care of your onions properly and do not trim the roots of your onions.
- After 1-2 weeks you will realize that on your plant onions are formed.
- Pick up these fresh and healthy onions from the jar and use them in cooking for making salads and several dishes.
Soil Method For Growing Onions From Onion:
- Chop The Onion:
Place your onion on the cutting board, remove the outer layer of the onion and then chop onions into pieces.
- For growing onions select a deep and well-drained container. Fill up the container with the soil.
- Press the onion 1- 1.5 inches deep in the soil all depending upon the size of the onion.
- Onions are water-thriving plants that require a lot of water for their proper growth. So water your onions deeply and not let them dry out during the growth period but avoid overwatering as it may reduce your crop yield.
- Place the container on the sunniest spot of your house as it requires a lot of sunlight for its proper growth. Your onion plant requires at least 6-8 hours of sunlight for its proper growth so place it near the window.
- Onions are heavy feeders and require a lot of nutrients for their proper growth. So for providing an excess amount of nutrients to your plant you can use blood meal, cottonseed meal, or throw your kitchen crap in your plant. They will provide all the essential nutrients which are necessary for plant growth.
- After five months your onions will become mature and their green leaves will become 3-4 inches high. Harvest onions when they become mature with the hands or pruning scissors and use them in cooking for enhancing the taste of several dishes.
Important Factors For Growing Onions From Onions.
1. Best Soil For Growing Onions.
The soil which is best for growing onions is well-drained, rich, loamy, weeds and grass free and it should be slightly acidic.
You can prepare potting soil at home for preparing potting soil, mix 6 cups of coco peat, and two cups of worm castings and coffee grounds, add two cups of perlite, and mix six cups of vermiculite, you can also add well-rotted manure. Mix well all the ingredients and you can even add water, mix well and your potting soil is ready.
When you are growing onions from onions keep that in your mind your plant needs at least 6 to 8 hours of light for its proper growth. Onions are a long day plant and require 6-8 hours of light for proper growth so [place your plant on the sunny spot of your home.
3. Watering And Humidity.
Water your onion plant daily but our suggestion for you is to water your plant in the morning because morning watering is more effective than evening watering. The soil will not be dry and maintain humidity with the help of a humidifier.
Fertilize your onion plant after every 2 weeks. It will enhance the growth of large and healthy bulbs and for the healthy growth of plants, spray Nitrogen fertilizers on the plant after every 15 days.