Ask a Question forum: Small "sores" and one leaf bent - Red onions - Please help

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jasonc95
May 21, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Well, I'll start off by saying I am completely new to growing and never grew anything before. It has been very exciting watching how fast these have grown. I live in Illinois, it's been raining a lot lately if that could have anything to do with it. When I rub my finger over the blotches, it feels indented into the leaf. One of the leaves were bent in half sharply. I tied it up with fishing line (very gently, loose) to get a good picture of the "injury". That is also the crease of where the leaf was bent. The other picture is a whole different leaf on the same plant. Some of the other onions have similar marks. No other leaf was bent in half. Is this normal?
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DaisyI
May 21, 2018 4:08 PM CST
Welcome!

Plants that live outside get boo-boos, scapes, knicks and broken leaves. Don't worry about it.
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Chicago Illinois
jasonc95
May 21, 2018 4:13 PM CST
Alrighty! :P Thanks for the reply. It's my first time reaching out. I only knew how to plant the sets and after that the plan was learning along the way. Thank you again! A bent leaf won't affect bulb development? Would the top half of the leaf die?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 21, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Yes, the top half of the leaf is not going to be helping anymore. You can cut it off and add it to your salad. As the weather warms up, make sure to keep the onion flower buds picked off. Onions bloom and die back, marking the end of bulb development. You can slow the process down by keeping the buds picked off.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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