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Springs in pots...
« on: January 03, 2021, 06:46 »
Last year, I was determined to master the art of growing these lovely chaps, as in previous years, they all went wrong, or got lost in the general tumble of the garden, and even got hoed one year!

So I tried a sowing in a bucket (holed), and got a reasonable result, but when some space in the GH cropped up, I spread just eight or ten seeds on the surface of a normal 4" pot, covered them lightly and they just loved it there! Several more pots followed, and while the 'bucket' lot did just OK, the ones in the 'reserved box seats' did wonderfully!

It was also useful to take up any later cleared space on the garden patch, by just trowelling a hole and popping them in later, where they seemed to thrive even more! There are still some out there too! I really don't understand why they did so well!

Noting a chum's comment about onion seeds on another post, I must try this again pretty soon, because these chaps cost about 7p each in Twongos, which is ridiculous really...

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 09:23 »
I think I am going to try that one myself  :)

I like the idea of planting out the clump as and when space clears as well  :)

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 09:24 »
I think I am going to try that one myself  :)

I like the idea of planting out the clump as and when space clears as well  :)

Me too  :)
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 07:11 »
I hope it works for you all!

I've just thought - a 4" pot producing a double bunch for less than a penny, can't be all bad!

And if you keep them on a shelf, there's no bending involved!

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 08:19 »
I've grown spring onions in old supermarket flower buckers for years. If I sow thinly I get good crops. Fingers crossed that it works again this year.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 21:32 »
i've tried sowing them directly and just got blades of grass for months. I tried again and the same happened.

So I no longer bother and just for for leeks, onions and chives. I put chives in stir fries instead through the early summer months, I seem to have an ever lasting clump

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 08:11 »
Last year, just after I moved house and no space to grow anything, I sowed some Spring onions in those black plastic boxes that you buy 5kg chicken breasts in. I popped a few holes in the bottom, filled with multipurpose compost and sowed seeds thinly, then covered with same. I grew them outside on a shelf on my fence, with full sun for about 7hrs a day, well watered and they loved it, I ended up growing 3 boxes in total as we love them.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 09:41 »
That's also 15 kg of chicken, Andy, so a quick visit to 'recipes' here will help you though that lot;0)

They seem to like shelves, so maybe that's the answer!

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 12:42 »
That's also 15 kg of chicken, Andy, so a quick visit to 'recipes' here will help you though that lot;0)

They seem to like shelves, so maybe that's the answer!
Luckily I have a friend who is a butcher so he saves them for me..

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 13:51 »
The chicken pots we get are clear, and make very good covers for small seed trays too! I used to have a couple of dozen, until I found some really cheap ones which fit normal sized trays, so the others gradually left the fold...

I like your idea of growing on sunny shelves too! We have some raised wooden areas where we grow things like carrots, to keep the fly away, and it's there where we pop the springs once they've got going!

Seems to work!



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