Know your onions

yorkiethorntonyorkiethornton Yorkshire Posts: 45
First time growing onions; all seemed to be going well then last few days some of the foliage has fallen over. Is this normal? Thanks.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,858
    Yes, they start falling over like that as they near maturity.  I wait until all of the tops have done that and then lift the bulbs, leaving the roots intact but shaking off any soil.  I leave them on the surface of the bed (or somewhere dry if a lot of rain is forecast) until the roots are dry and crispy, then they are ready to store.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • yorkiethorntonyorkiethornton Yorkshire Posts: 45
    Yes, they start falling over like that as they near maturity.  I wait until all of the tops have done that and then lift the bulbs, leaving the roots intact but shaking off any soil.  I leave them on the surface of the bed (or somewhere dry if a lot of rain is forecast) until the roots are dry and crispy, then they are ready to store.
    That’s great thank you. After posting I did wonder if if the wind might’ve caused it. A few more have flopped overnight. Good to know all good though. Cheers 
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