Help Onions Run To Seed!

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Donnay

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Help Onions Run To Seed!
« on: June 13, 2013, 16:43 »
Hello, some of my red onions have run to seed. I have been told to snip the end off, where the seed head is, and it will continue to grow.

Can anyone tell me if this advice is correct, if not do I just pull them up? Also why have some run to seed, they are red baron.

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RookieJim

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Re: Help Onions Run To Seed!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 16:51 »
I pulled mine up, removed the stalks, chopped up the onions and put them in a gravy  :D

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Re: Help Onions Run To Seed!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 17:28 »
Yes just chop the flower stalks off, and the bulb will carry on growing. Those bulbs will never dry properly for storage though, so make sure you use those ones up first.

The red ones usually do it more than the ordinary ones, I don't know why  :unsure:
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Re: Help Onions Run To Seed!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 18:04 »
Plants run to seed early usually owing to some form of stress e.g. drought, cold, wet, hot  ::)

And the red onions are more sensitive  8)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Help Onions Run To Seed!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 21:26 »
Trust mine to be different! My Red Barons are fine but I cant keep up with the flower spikes appearing on the white onions next to them... :ohmy:  :lol:

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Re: Help Onions Run To Seed!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 22:29 »
Hello, some of my red onions have run to seed. I have been told to snip the end off, where the seed head is, and it will continue to grow.

Can anyone tell me if this advice is correct, if not do I just pull them up? Also why have some run to seed, they are red baron.

Just wondering - when did you plant? Sets presumably?

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Donnay

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Re: Help Onions Run To Seed!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 20:13 »
I planted the sets towards the end of April!



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