Onions from seed - 2019

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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2019, 09:21 »
Great new Shoot
So the fact i'm drying the garlic in the greenhouse is probably a bad idea as well!
Thanks for the tip
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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2019, 10:37 »
Harvested my onions today, biggest one weighed in just over a kilo. Will be eaten today!
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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2019, 20:38 »
Mine are harvested and I am really pleased with them.  They are in the shed now, but this is them earlier drying in the afternoon sun outside.  They are nearly all hand sized  :D
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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2019, 21:05 »
Hereís the 3 I entered into our local show, but I didnít get placed.
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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2019, 21:53 »
Hereís the 3 I entered into our local show, but I didnít get placed.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2019, 18:28 »
Here are mine drying off on some bread crates. Hoping to find three to match for the local Show in 2 weeks' time, but you never know.

Nice eating to come, regardless  :D :D
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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2019, 21:45 »
Thanks P1P
They look nice Sunny  :)

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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2019, 21:49 »
Not the best year, around 3/4 went to seed which was very common on site.
Had around 9 with fly.
Nothing wasted tho as they are in the proccess of being dried so I can use them through winter.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2019, 11:40 »
Seeds are so slow may never bother with them again. May just grow shallots in future.  Alas I still have another 900 or so seeds to use! Bought seed potatoes from wilkos 2 kilo £2.50 buy 2 get one free or onion sets £1.50 buy 2 get one free. Or mix and match.  Choose onions as third item. 178 onions for £1.50 or nowt depends on how you look at it but still got to put out the titchy little seed ones.......anyone want some onions?.  On top of that, loads of shallots!  See picture planted (onion sets) in less than perfect spot. Not a top location for sun but no failures.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #39 on: September 02, 2019, 15:15 »
This is a better year for me with seeds rather than sets, all of which suffered from downy mildew last year.  I tried seeds a few years ago and did not do so well, but this year I followed the suggestion to sow in a large pot and then transplant outside and did much better.

I grew Bonus from a packet I was given as a freebie at the Harrogate flowe show.  They have done OK, not huge onions but good enough.

The red onions are Red Brunswick from Real Seeds and they have done super well.  I am going to enter them in our local show a week on Saturday.   They are drying in the greenhouse now.

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Re: Onions from seed - 2019
« Reply #40 on: September 02, 2019, 15:21 »
Great new Shoot
So the fact i'm drying the garlic in the greenhouse is probably a bad idea as well!
Thanks for the tip
Twood
I dry both my onions and my garlic in the greenhouse and don't have any problems.  I do keep it well ventilated and I have blinds for shading.  My polytunnel at the allotment would be far too hot though.  I think if you can keep an eye on conditions it is ok.



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