Do I need to soak onion sets before planting in the spring

Onion sets, which is popularly called onion, is the most popular onion among gardeners. The fact is that this variety is the least demanding for planting and care, and its yield is always at its best. The only thing you need to pay attention to when planting a �seed� is the health of planting material. However, it is not enough to simply select strong onions without stains, it is also necessary to disinfect them. To disinfect onions or not - a question that worries many novice gardeners. And to answer it, it is necessary to figure out what gives the soaking of planting material. So, soak:



  • protects onions from various diseases;

  • due to hardening increases the immunity of the bulbs;

  • a bow does not throw out arrows when growing;

  • sprout faster.


Some gardeners are confident that the soaking "sevka" in spec. solutions is not a necessary procedure, however, only if onions are purchased from a reputable store or grown independently.When planting dry planting material, it is enough to shed a bed of a solution of potassium permanganate.


If you purchased onions in an unfamiliar store, it is still advisable to soak it for some time in a special disinfectant solution, for example, in a solution of potassium permanganate or salt (half a liter of water is taken either a couple of grains of potassium permanganate or two teaspoons of salt). The optimal soaking time is 15-20 minutes. Naturally, you can buy and special industrial preparations for the processing of bulbs, but homemade is not a little worse, and time and money do not require much.



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