Onions from seed - 2018

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2018, 10:45 »
people on site have lost a lot this year to fly.

I had a few spare plants I put outside the mesh tunnel and the whole lot were attacked and reduced to rubbish.  I think all onion and leek growing is going to have to be under cover from now on on our site  :(

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #121 on: July 16, 2018, 15:12 »
people on site have lost a lot this year to fly.

I had a few spare plants I put outside the mesh tunnel and the whole lot were attacked and reduced to rubbish.  I think all onion and leek growing is going to have to be under cover from now on on our site  :(

It is mainly on our site now too. 

The Globo onions are beginning to bow donw now, so trimmed the leaves back to a fan about 10cm of green. Looking good  :D
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #122 on: July 31, 2018, 09:27 »
Harvested my Golden Bear at the weekend before the rain set in, Not a bad crop at all.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #123 on: July 31, 2018, 09:35 »
Harvested my Golden Bear at the weekend before the rain set in, Not a bad crop at all.

Result  :D

My Globo are getting there, but not as big as usual.  I watered them through the dry spell, but obviously not enough.  I visited Sunshineband's plot a week or so ago and came away with a slightly green face after seeing hers growing in the polytunnel  :lol:

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #124 on: July 31, 2018, 16:04 »
And here they are: top weight is almost a kilo but most are nearer 750g Well worth the effort and I am seriously considering ditching Spring planting sets for seed grown onions, as there are so many to choose from and are less inclined to bolt..maybe a combination.....

Really pleased with these Globo, so thank you New Shoot for your recommendation  :D :D
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #125 on: August 01, 2018, 11:05 »
They are lovely  :D  Only joking about the green face (well only a bit)  :lol:  I'm pleased they have done so well for you  :)

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #126 on: August 01, 2018, 18:07 »
They are lovely  :D  Only joking about the green face (well only a bit)  :lol:  I'm pleased they have done so well for you  :)

Thank you  :lol: Hoping they ripen to a lovely golden brown now

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #127 on: August 11, 2018, 19:39 »
Well here are mine harvested today, plus a couple of Winter Luxury pumpkins (also small  ::)).

It seems early to be harvesting either but they are ready.
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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #128 on: August 17, 2018, 18:56 »
My 4 trays of various onion varieties have come to a big fat nothing much!! Probably didn't water enough and the 2nd lot were late going in, but total haul wouldn't fill a carrier bag.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2018, 19:01 »
My 4 trays of various onion varieties have come to a big fat nothing much!! Probably didn't water enough and the 2nd lot were late going in, but total haul wouldn't fill a carrier bag.

What a shame  :(

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2018, 22:07 »
Thank you sunny!

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #131 on: August 18, 2018, 08:31 »
That is a disappointment for you mjg  :(  I'm sure you are not alone though.  This year has been difficult to say the least. 

As always with gardening, I am telling myself next year will be better.  I'll admit to buying some Ailsa Craig onions seeds the other day for sowing early.  Having to grow everything covered by barrier netting means scaling down the amount I grow next year, but over the short dark days of winter, I am a bit addicted to having my onion seedlings around.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #132 on: August 18, 2018, 10:04 »
Coincidence or what??? I am adding Ailsa Craig to the Globos this coming season as the Spring plantes sets were quite poor this year and am hoping that seed-sown ones are less prone to bolting.

No looking for a decent red one too, so all suggestions here welcome... I am going to ask in a new thread

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Re: Onions from seed - 2018
« Reply #133 on: August 18, 2018, 11:10 »
The ones that finally made it out to the plot have been lifted and are drying in the greenhouse, I'll see how they keep ;) Going to start the Kosma seeds off soon as I bought them for autumn sowing - see how those work out.
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