Why are my red onions going to seed?

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kizza

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« on: June 04, 2007, 23:26 »
My red onions have been in the ground since the 03/03/07. They are coming on nicely, but a couple have them have gone to seed (got the seed pocket thing on top), they are not near big enough to eat, So what should i do? Why has this happened? Does it matter?

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WG.

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 23:27 »
Pull them off.  Use the affected onions first

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muntjac

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 15:30 »
its down tgo the weather andits vmessing about is all .some go into shock fdrom the cold and then heat and they just go bolt on you . just use them up as salad or chopped into soup etc
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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 21:56 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
its down tgo the weather andits vmessing about is all .some go into shock fdrom the cold and then heat and they just go bolt on you . just use them up as salad or chopped into soup etc




I notice the spelling hasn't  improved any :roll:  :roll:  :roll:

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 22:14 »
I planted my red onions close together this year and have used every other one as a spring onion recently. I read this in a book somewhere and it has worked well. So your bolting ones will be fine in salads etc.
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kizza

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 22:20 »
So, are you all saying that the ones that have bolted are no good, unless I use them now. What will happen if i leave them to harvest later?

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WG.

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2007, 22:32 »
Quote from: "whisky_golf"
Pull them off.  Use the affected onions first

I didn't say to use them now.   I said to remove the seed stalks and use them first.

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2007, 22:53 »
Its said that if they bolt ie grow seed heads ,that they dont store well, so use them fresh from the garden , they will carry on growing but wont make a great size.
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yummy

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Why are my red onions going to seed?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 15:20 »
I noticed last night that one of mine had gone too. Will have to find something to stick in the ground and remind myself to eat that one first :oops:



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