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Does it hurt to stomp onion tops down prior to harvest

Zone Red Deer Alberta | sharpad added on August 22, 2015 | Answered

Does it hurt to stomp the onion tops down prior to harvest? Will this cause them to rot in winter? Does this cause any problems with onions for winter storage?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 23, 2015

Stomping down the greens is done by many gardeners, mine own grandparents used this method.

It is best to allow the onion tops to die down naturally.

Here is a couple of links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/harvesting-onions.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/onion/storing-onions.htm

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