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jolly jen

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onion crop
« on: July 23, 2010, 10:05 »
I would love to know how everyone's onion's are this year ....my havent done too well ,not that big,
last year they were fab,
im in the south ,
Self-sufficient in rasberries and onions....

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Debz

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 12:46 »
Mine are a bit rubbish as well this year.  They are not helped by something trying to dig half of them up every other evening  :(

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andy135

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 13:05 »
Mine aren't too bad. They're about the size of a tennis ball, but I ordered 100 sets of sturion and actually got 122. I squeezed them into the space I had allocated for 100 and now I'm struggling to weed inbetween them. A lesson learned for next year.
I've loosened the roots on a few when weeding this morning so I'm expecting them to stop growing now. I'll dry them off. Just end up with a few smaller ones.  :)

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nilsatis1964

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 13:05 »
I have just being laying out my second crop of onions to dry on the garden table.  They have done really well I had a really fine return from the overwintering ones and these are the psring planted ones with one late crop to come in August.  Luckily one of the OH's friends platts really well so once dry I will have strings of onions all over the kitchen and front porch.  This is my first full year and everyone on the plot seems to have done really well with onions.  It must be the soil which is heavy and clay.
Time waits for no man and I can't wait for growth.

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 14:00 »
Most of mine are fine; not a bad size............however, a few have split underneath and new shoots is appearing around the root ball  :ohmy: Can anyone explain that one?

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 14:31 »
Struggled all year with onions. Winter planted onions got mildew which spread to the spring planted onions. Mildew is a b----r to control once established. The onions have bulbed up OK but look a bit weary. Hope they dry and keep OK! My other Alliums, garlic, got rust which again is devil to control. Leeks also showing signs of a bit of rust and the variety is meant to be rust resistant. Still it wouldn't be the same without a challenge or two  :wacko:



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Re: onion crop
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 15:38 »
Ours were all on the small side, disappointing compared to what we could normally expect. We overwintered for the first time.
"They say a snow year's a good year" -- Rutherford.

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JaK

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 16:37 »
My onions are still quite small and have no sign of turning brown yet, think i'll leave the in for a little longer and see what happens.

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 17:04 »
Just harvested ours today - Sturon.

Of 100 sets -

4 were rotting so thrown.
82 are good  - various sizes but mostly good and now drying in my wire garden trolley
The other 14 need to be used now as they have some damage so will caramilise them tonight.

These were planted closely 4" apart (both ways) made weeding awkward but also kept weeds down.

First time growing onions so very pleased.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it....

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jolly jen

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 07:49 »
my over wintered onions all done nothing had to pull them out...1st time this has happened

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Ropster

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 08:59 »
mine are looking a bit small this year, lack of water i think

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zazen999

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010, 09:28 »
............however, a few have split underneath and new shoots is appearing around the root ball  :ohmy: Can anyone explain that one?

Yes. Alliums propagate by division, seed and bulbil. Yours are just trying to propagate themselves.

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sclarke624

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2010, 12:53 »
Planted mine in March and they are great.
Sheila
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Guess I'm organic until I ever need to inorganic

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Sue33

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010, 13:43 »

rather small onions this year, bit disappointing but still edible  :D

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Re: onion crop
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 14:20 »
Mine are rubbish, both reds and whites are the same size as when planted, but the plot next to mine are large, did put some reds in much later and seem to be getting bigger.    :( :(



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