Re: Onions from seed - for 2020

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2020, 19:50 »
I'm about to sow my onion seed hybound [pelleted] being  my main crop to be sown also have globo Browns exhibition and sweet Spanish going to sow all the seed in pots

never done any good with sweet Spanish last year hopefully we mite be lucky this year fingers crossed

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2020, 12:33 »
Globo seedlings now pricked out into small modules.  They are looking a bit sad on the kitchen windowsill, but are starting to pick themselves up.

Isobel Rose sown in small trays on Tuesday  :unsure:  Might have been Wednesday, I can't remember, but they are showing signs of life already  :)

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2020, 18:49 »
A few Exhibition seeds sown today. I was going to sow my maincrop seeds too but decided to wait a bit longer.

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2020, 10:42 »
A good month or so late this year but finaly started the seed
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They are in their pre-chitting trays so wont be long before they go into their pots.
Hopefully a good year again.
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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2020, 19:59 »
I sowed four varieties three weeks ago, Bedfordshire Champion, Alisa Craig, Red Baron and Isobel Rose.  I also started my vigamor shallots last weekend.  Started the onions naively in an outbuilding first and not much happened, bought them indoors and we have life.  I only started growing veg last year and did sets for onions but I much prefer seeds!  Does anyone know when/if I prick them out as they're in seed trays at the moment or do they go straight outside when it's warmer.

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2020, 21:22 »
Jskoot

I do mine different to most as I pre-chit the seed before I sow, this way you know seed has germinated and I found it germinates a lot quicker than put in compost, normally within a week.
I then put them into deepish pots so the root can grow then come the time when temps are up then I transplant to final bed

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2020, 09:11 »
So not too late for me to sow some seed??

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2020, 10:24 »
So not too late for me to sow some seed??

Agreed  :D
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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2020, 10:57 »
Does anyone know when/if I prick them out as they're in seed trays at the moment or do they go straight outside when it's warmer.

You can do either tbh.  I do prick mine out to give them space to grow, but others on here grow seedlings in deep pots all together and then carefully pull them apart and plant out, as Aidy suggests.  If you get the rootball really wet, this helps prevent any root damage.

It is worth giving the seedlings some liquid feed every couple of weeks, as they sit in their compost for a long time before going out in the ground.  Any multi-purpose veg feed is OK  :)

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2020, 11:12 »
So as you can see from my post yesterday I put the seed into the tubs, this was Saturday night.
Today just two days in and they are starting to sprut. You can just about see from the photo one has sent its little shoot out.
This is a great method.
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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2020, 12:33 »
So as you can see from my post yesterday I put the seed into the tubs, this was Saturday night.
Today just two days in and they are starting to sprut. You can just about see from the photo one has sent its little shoot out.
This is a great method.

Can you descibe the process?

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2020, 19:08 »
Certainly Benny

Its simple, get yoursel a tub, I use owd chinesse take away ones.
Place two sheets of kitchen paper on the kitchen top and place the tub on top, pencil the outline and cut to shape.
Place one of the sheets in the tub and wet it somits damp not soaking, place your seeds on top and then place the other sheet on top.
Dab it down with the off cuts yhen put the tub top on and place somewhere warm, I put mine under the radiator in the bathroom. Check every couple of days and once the seed has sprut then sow into your pot, I use 4 inch pots so they can grow on.
I use this method for all hard seeds.

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2020, 20:39 »
Aidy  ,   How many do you sow into a 4" pot?

I have sown some today straight to compost, not easy to see where you have sown them.
we also rescue rabbits and guinea pigs,grow own veg

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2020, 18:37 »
20 per pot Tenhens (but let me remeasure the pots  :lol: might be 6 inch)

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Re: Onions from seed - for 2020
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2020, 12:58 »
Tenhens.

Yep 6 inch pots.
I sowed 85% last night into the pots, couple of days and they will all be up basking in glorious sunshine.



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