Onions from seed - 2018

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #105 on: April 09, 2018, 11:33 »
Here are mine taken today . They are supposed to be Mammoth :D

I知 going to give them some Baby Bio in a minute. That should finish them off !!

Don't be too down, they look OK to me :)  Seed grown onions do take ages to get going, but they grow for longer and end up bigger (usually) than sets.   No promises, but you have a lot of growing season to go yet  ;)



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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #106 on: April 09, 2018, 18:37 »
Here are mine taken today . They are supposed to be Mammoth :D

I知 going to give them some Baby Bio in a minute. That should finish them off !!

Don't be too down, they look OK to me :)  Seed grown onions do take ages to get going, but they grow for longer and end up bigger (usually) than sets.   No promises, but you have a lot of growing season to go yet  ;)

Thanks for that. Only second time of growing from seed and I was quite chuffed last year . I didn't realise that you were supposed to feed the onion seedlings until I read about it last week , so I'm going to give that a go.

Thanks again for the 'chin up'  :)

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #107 on: April 10, 2018, 14:13 »
Here are my Globos in their new home. The leaves were a bit wayward, but this morning (three days after I took this photo) new leaves are growing up straight
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #108 on: April 10, 2018, 17:28 »
Here are my Globos in their new home. The leaves were a bit wayward, but this morning (three days after I took this photo) new leaves are growing up straight

They look great ! Have you had them under lights ?

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #109 on: April 11, 2018, 08:27 »
Here are my Globos in their new home. The leaves were a bit wayward, but this morning (three days after I took this photo) new leaves are growing up straight

They look great ! Have you had them under lights ?

No, they have been in the greenhouse which is frost free. Sown at the end of December in a deep  tray, fed occasionally with general liquid stuff, very diluted. I don't have any lights

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #110 on: April 21, 2018, 21:51 »
Transplanted all mine today, we have some rain forcast tomorrow (need it hate this heat) but they are looking good.
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #111 on: May 04, 2018, 14:12 »
Planted my onions out today - fewer red than I would have liked, but at least some seed eventually germinated! (1st batch of spring onions went out too)

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #112 on: May 13, 2018, 20:35 »
My Globo under a mesh tunnel.  I have some out in the open as well, to see how they do in comparison.  At the moment there is not much to choose between them, but they have only been planted out a week or two.
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2018, 20:41 »
they have only been planted out a week or two.
I only planted mine today, so wasn't as late as I thought I was  ::)
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #114 on: May 14, 2018, 10:12 »
they have only been planted out a week or two.
I only planted mine today, so wasn't as late as I thought I was  ::)

Mine have gone out in May before and been fine.  They grow on into the late summer and autumn, so I never rush them out if the weather or soil conditions are unfavourable  :)

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #115 on: June 25, 2018, 22:18 »
Here are the Globos, growing at the open end of the polytunnel. Now that mid-Summer is here, I am hoping they start to bulk up a bit.
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #116 on: July 01, 2018, 19:21 »
Mine are just starting to look like they might be onions.  They are outside but underneath a mesh tunnel.
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2018, 19:57 »
I don't know if you are supposed to or not, but I've given mine the occasional splash from the watering can, because the soil was really so dry. They've actually grown a bit since then  ::)

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #118 on: July 01, 2018, 20:24 »
They do need a good watering from time to time as it helps them bulk up now. A feed of chicken manure pellets doesn't go amiss either, about once a month from May onwards. yes, too late with this info really, sorry! Mine got a watering with Epsom Salts too, to try to strengthen their leaves a bit.


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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #119 on: July 15, 2018, 18:18 »
Pulled mine today, people on site have lost a lot this year to fly.
200 planted and 178 ok with 22 having the begining of fly, small maggots munching away, i have managed to save 15 of those and now they have been sliced and put in to the dehydrator so I can use them in sausages etc so overall very happy with my first seed grown onions



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