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When planting onions in spring

Onions - a vegetable that is used to prepare various dishes. Therefore, it is not surprising that practically every gardener plants a given crop in his garden plot, and some of them not in just one variety. Onion sets - one of the types of onions - the favorite of most gardeners. He fell in love for a reason: the culture is unpretentious, has almost 100% germination, the taste of the vegetable at the height.


When planting onions sevok spring in the suburbs, Leningrad region, in the Urals


There are no exact dates when planting onions, and the timing of planting does not depend on the region, but on weather conditions. Everyone knows that the weather is “changeable lady”, and if last year the region established favorable weather for planting many crops in open ground, for example, at the end of April, it’s not a fact that this year it will be possible to plant plants same period.


So, the main thing that you need to pay attention when planting onion sets is the temperature and humidity of the soil. The most favorable for planting this vegetable is the soil temperature from 12 degrees Celsius and above, at lower rates there is a high probability that the onions will either go to the arrow or not grow at all.It is worth noting that onions perfectly withstand short-term frosts of up to - 3 degrees, so you should not worry that thermometers showed a negative temperature on one night. The main thing is that the spring sun warms the air up to 15 degrees above daytime. As for the approximate terms of planting onion sets in the regions, in Moscow it is time to sow - from mid-April to mid-May, in the Leningrad region - from late April to late May, in the Urals - during the flowering of bird cherry - from mid-May to mid June.


When planting onion sets in the spring of the lunar calendar


As for the lunar calendar, in 2017 the auspicious days are:



  • March 26th and 31st;

  • April, 22, 23, 24, 28;

  • in May - 9, 19, 20, 24.


In 2018:



  • March, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24;

  • April, 6, 7, 8, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26;

  • in May - 7, 8, 20-24, 27 and 28.

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