Onions – Flowering

Q: I have purple onions in my garden. Is there an issue if the onion sends up a flower before the bulbs fully develop? Should I cut off the flower head?

A: Once an onion has begun the flowering process, there is nothing you can do to stop it. The bulbs won’t get any bigger from this point on, even if you cut off the flowers. The flower stalk coming from the center of the bulb will make them hard to store as well. Harvest your crop now and make a big batch of onion rings!

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