Onion going to seed

Jackie Minnock asked 10 years ago

Can you tell me what I can do to stop onions going to seed. They are planted out in my veg patch. I planted them in Feb.Why does this happen?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Onions flower early if they get a cold spell in early spring or it the weather is dry, both of which happened.

February is early for sets and runs a risk of bolting. Take off the flowers and use the onions as soon as you can. They will not store.