When to plant onion sets?

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missmoneypenny

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When to plant onion sets?
« on: February 20, 2021, 09:58 »
My onion sets should be arriving today or Monday. Is it too early to put them in? Nice weather forecast for next week, then cooler but no frosts forecast for the week after. Iím in London. Thank you.

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 10:12 »
Mid March to mid April. If you plant them too early they're more likely to bolt. Hold back with red onions sets until mid April for the same reason.

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 10:44 »
Thatís really helpful thank you Blewit.

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2021, 18:17 »
Mid March to mid April. If you plant them too early they're more likely to bolt. Hold back with red onions sets until mid April for the same reason.

Never heard that about red onions before and always have trouble with them bolting. Iíll give it a go this year.

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 18:47 »
I've planted mine in modules in the greenhouse, so they get a good start..
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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 09:40 »
I've planted mine in modules in the greenhouse, so they get a good start..
This is interesting. Is the greenhouse heated?
I assume youíve just used normal compost?

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 09:56 »
Greenhouse heated? No. Ordinary compost? Yes, anything laying about  :D it's only to get them started - they'll be planted outside in a few weeks weather permitting.

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 10:14 »
Perfect! Thatís this afternoons job sorted then!

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 19:21 »
I always start a few early in the greenhouse and save the rest to plant directly during March/April the later ones being for storage over the winter.

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missmoneypenny

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Re: When to plant onion sets?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 08:59 »
Thatís interesting. I donít have a greenhouse but my shed window lets in a decent amount of light so I might try this.



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