Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2021, 22:53 »
mine aren't standing up. Not enough light? they are in a bedroom window  :(

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2021, 09:06 »
Mine aren't either. The next leaf should be ok though, fingers crossed  ::)
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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #62 on: March 19, 2021, 15:42 »
When can i plant my onion seeds out ???
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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #63 on: March 20, 2021, 19:21 »
Seedlings can be knocked back by frosts, so I usually wait until late April or early May, although they will have been in the cold frame for several weeks before that.

You are aiming for a fairly consistent 10-15 degrees C for them to keep growing steadily.



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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2021, 13:17 »
Anyone care to update with an image so I can compare where im up to?

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2021, 10:19 »
Will do when I am next at the plot  :)

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2021, 07:25 »
Globo onions sown Boxing Day.

Red Herald sown 15th Feb.

Last one is some Isobel Rose sown 27th Feb. They are in the background behind a seed row of leeks.
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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2021, 18:04 »
I know we are all up against it this season and not everything, or even anything much, is growing as it should, but indulge me for a little dance of joy.  I promise to be quick about it  ;)

I rescued the onions from the weeds today and found these  :)
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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2021, 17:34 »
well they look alright to me New shoot even better on your plate than leaving them to the elements where they grew from seed or sets?

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2021, 07:06 »
where they grew from seed or sets?

They are my Globo onions grown from seed sown on Boxing Day  :)

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2021, 11:00 »
Iím so pleased with mine also but I do t want to blow it now. The tips donít seem to be leaning over as yet so are they still too early to pull? My shallots seem to be getting a bit chubby at the top. Iím hoping they will store ok? Any advice??

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2021, 16:24 »
Iím so pleased with mine also but I do t want to blow it now. The tips donít seem to be leaning over as yet so are they still too early to pull? My shallots seem to be getting a bit chubby at the top. Iím hoping they will store ok? Any advice??

Iíd give the onions a bit longer yet Benny as they look like they are still growing.

It is hard to see the necks of the shallots, but if could be they are developing flower stems inside. If the necks feel like there is a hard core inside, pull one out and check by cutting across the neck of it. If they running to flowers they wonít store I am afraid.

If you catch them before it goes too far you can salvage something.  You can chop them and freeze them, or make a preserve like onion marmalade with them.

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #72 on: August 16, 2021, 12:06 »
Just put onion seedlings out. I expect them to make it through winter with ease. Shallots and elephant garlic by the end of the month.  Some onion seedlings will grow better as they have full sunlight.  The others are between 4x4 posts and get less light. Not entirely bothered by size as quantity counts just as much.
Not sure about leek seedlings as they are very small so may overwinter.

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2021, 09:55 »
Is this a good week to pull them up and start drying do you think?

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Re: Re: Onions from seed - for 2021
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2021, 10:25 »
The necks are starting to bend over on mine and I am considering pulling them soon, so yes it could be.  I usually wait until they look like they are finishing up and then pull them.  If the necks are still very solid and they have a lot of leaves still upright, you might want to hang on a bit.



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