Onions
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Onion flowers

Zone Maryland | david liddle added on June 24, 2012 | Answered

My onions have gone to flowers. What can I do?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 25, 2012

Members of the onion family are prone to bolting. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm

Most people do cut the flower off because it will sap energy away from making the onion bulb. But, if you would like to have seeds to collect and grow, you can leave it on.

If you want to collect the seeds, you do need to let the seed pod dry before collecting the seeds.

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