Japanese onions - seeds or sets?

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Japanese onions - seeds or sets?
« on: August 13, 2008, 11:21 »
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Do you grow your overwintering onions from seeds or sets? I've seen seeds to buy - are they difficult to grow from seed? If I bung a few rows in now, can I just leave them, or is there a special cultivation process? Don't have a greenhouse or coldframe, so if it can't go in the ground and survive the occasional bout of neglect, it's not for me!




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Japanese onions - seeds or sets?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 11:31 »
Personally I'd go for sets, bung them in and forget about them till the spring.
Just keep them weeded and don't worry that they are not growing as they will make good growth once the spring comes and the soil warms.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 12:10 »
I planted seeds (Senshyu semi globe yellow) last year on 25th August and they were fantastic, fed em a little but otherwise left them alone. Planted white lisbon(Winter hardy) spring onions at the same time and they were also great.  All my bulb onions seed or sets triedto bolt this year but i just pulled off the heads and they were fine although i have not lifted the Spring planetd sets yet, waiting for a decent dry spell of weather.

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