Should I Harvest the Onions That Have Bulbs, but Haven’t Bloomed Yet?

merilyn m added on May 7, 2011 | Answered

These onions are still quite small, and we would like to see them get bigger before harvesting them. Can we snip off the buds and leave them in the ground a bit (to gain more size) before harvesting?

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Answered on May 10, 2011

Yes, you should trim off the flowers. They divert energy from the onion bulb. You can leave the bulbs in the ground until the leave turn yellow and they will continue to grow.

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