Will Frost Hurt Onion Plants?

Cold weather, including frost, can cause onion plants to bolt, meaning to produce a tall stem and flower. Onion plants that bolt have smaller bulbs and do not store well.

Keywords: growing onion plants, onion and frost, cold weather onions

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