Things farmers ignore when growing onions

  • Onions do well in well-drained fertile soils rich in humus with pH ranging from 5.8 to 6.5.
  • Onions can be grown by direct seeding, which requires intensive management or a farmer can first establish a nursery bed.
  • It is always wise to do a soil test before planting to know the status of nutrients in the soil which will guide the farmer on nutrient application.
  • Onions can be grown in a greenhouse or in the open field depending on the location, with the latter being more preferred.

Source: Daily Nation

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