Growing Onion Bulbs in Pots
Having an onion patch in your garden is convenient and provides a lot of nutrition to your meals. But what if you don’t have the available space for a garden patch? Fortunately, it is still possible to plant onion bulbs in a pot. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Preparing the Pot
- Fill the pot with a soil-based potting mix, preferably one that contains compost.
- Mix in plenty of well-rotted manure to provide nutrients.
- Ensure there are drainage holes at the base of the pot.
- Place your onion bulbs in the pot, ensuring they are spaced out evenly and their tips are pointing upwards.
Caring for Onion Bulbs
- Keep the soil moist, but avoid letting it become waterlogged.
- Apply a liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
- Pay extra attention and give the plants more water in dry weather conditions.
- Harvest the onions as soon as they are big enough, usually after 3-4 months.
That’s all there is to it! With the right pot, soil, and care, you can soon enjoy the benefits of growing your own onions.