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Mar 26, 2018 3:45 AM CST
Northwest New Jersey
Good morning I have a bit of a problem. We had a heater malfunction and the greenhouse was filled with smoke from a diesel or heating oil heater. It ended up burning the onion sets with about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch on the tips. Should I trim off this dead part or leave on to grow out? The onions are about 3-4 inches tall with a small bulb. I'm afraid to trim this due to dwarfing the sets. Any info would help. Thank you
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Mar 26, 2018 10:20 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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That's scary! I'm not sure what you mean by 'burning'. Too hot? Smoke? I wouldn't worry about the onions though. If there is still green, they are still alive. The burned tips are cosmetic - it is not effecting the health of your plants. IF the leaves continue to die, then you have a ploblem.
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Mar 26, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
I'd just leave them alone.
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Mar 26, 2018 10:27 AM CST
Name: Dr. Demento Jr.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
LIsten to Phil, he often drops cigar ashes on the tips of his onions and that does them no harm. Rolling on the floor laughing
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