too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?

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karooba007

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too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« on: May 27, 2009, 12:15 »
I haven't had time to get my main crop planted. I was told by one of the old boys on the site that I shouldn't bother.
Should a plant them or should I throw them out?
I also haven't planted most of the onion sets. Is it too late? if itís too late, can I still plant them and will they over winter like spring onions or will they just run to seed?

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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 12:30 »
If you've got the space, get them in.

We planted some spuds given to us in June one year. They were well wrinkled but we had a decent crop off them.

The onions won't over winter, but being late you may not get such a good crop, but there will be something.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 12:32 »
Personally I would say if you have room plant rather than throw  :)
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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 12:35 »
I've not quite got round to planting all my spuds yet but it's still only May and we've got about 5 months of growing season left. Onions are too late to get a decent crop but potatoes should be fine.  I'll hopefully get all mine planted on Saturday morning.

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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 12:39 »
I planted my spuds and red onion sets about this time last year and still got a decent crop, some of them grew pretty big too.  get 'em in the ground!!

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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 12:49 »
I haven't got a space yet, so can't plant them straight away.  I think I can plant second week of june. is that too late? How many weeks do they need?

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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 12:55 »
I can't remember exactly but I think you'll need about 4 months from planting to harvest for maincrop spuds. If you get them in either this month or next they should be fine.

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Re: too late for main crop spuds and onion sets?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 12:56 »
if its twelve weeks then they will be fine. they will continue to grow in september.



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