Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 

News:

Visit the Noticeboard for information on how to use these forums.


Author Topic: 250g show onions  (Read 820 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

NE-allotment

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
250g show onions
« on: January 27, 2017, 13:14 »
Hi there I started off my onions on the 15th of January  in a colder utility room as I don't have a heated green house and they germinated at 60f after 5 days then got to the crook stage about 12 days. Iam just worried they are early and will get leggy I have a uv for them I just don't want to heat the room amy more as it's big and the room is small i could take a few bulbs out as it has a few. Or will they be fine on the window cill . Won't let me post picture saying to large. There about 2 /2.5 inches tall


mjg000

  • Winner, Prettiest Pumpkin - 2015
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: West London
  • Posts: 549
Re: 250g show onions
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 14:33 »
Suggestion from last year was that window sill is fine, but set up a piece of card covered in silver foil to reflect as much light as possible back onto the seedlings.  They don't need warmth but they do need as much quality light as possible to stop them getting too leggy. 

NE-allotment

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: 250g show onions
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 18:35 »
Thanks very much for replying. It's my first year on my own and don't want to do anything wrong again thank you 😀😀😀

AussieInFrance

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: SW France
  • Posts: 99
Re: 250g show onions
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 19:21 »
I have my onions out in the blowaway for the increase light. The O/N temps were down to -8C  last week. They're very cold tolerant. They'll be planted out within the next week if the soil temperature is high enough when i check tomorrow.

Even though I'm a little further south than UK, i only notice about 3 weeks difference in the growing schedules.
Grow lights for early germination;
Blow away on NE facing terrace for hardening off;
Small potager 90sq.m at 300metres
No-dig method, intensive planting and incorporating permaculture principles.

New shoot

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Location: Reading
  • Posts: 12297
Re: 250g show onions
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 08:48 »
I don't think many of the onion club are growing for show onions, but we have a thread for those that start early with their seeds  :) 


http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=124774.0

Mine are on a cool bright windowsill with a tinfoil reflector, just as mjg suggests  :)



Share via twitter

xx
Show onions

Started by Jamie Butterworth

2 Replies
1643 Views
Last post October 03, 2010, 20:19
by Jamie Butterworth
xx
show onions

Started by seedman

33 Replies
5931 Views
Last post January 06, 2012, 14:12
by seedman
xx
preparing onions to show

Started by sunshineband

4 Replies
2859 Views
Last post July 29, 2014, 08:41
by Salmo
xx
Growing chamber for show onions

Started by Mash Mad

25 Replies
6847 Views
Last post March 18, 2011, 19:23
by upert