250g show onions

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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

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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. 

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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 😀😀😀

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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.

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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  :)



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