Why are spring onions so hard to grow ?

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thestens

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Re: Why are spring onions so hard to grow ?
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2012, 10:08 »
I seem to have no problem in fact I have over sown and they took some thinning. This year I have red and white spring onions. As an experiment I leaft a short row in over the winter. There are still 3 onions in and thay are the size of the spring onions you see on Spanish markets.
Taken over neglected veg garden at new home. Enemy number 1 Ground Elder. Then there is the furry terror - bunnies - to contend with!
Made a start have beds established but moved in too late for serious planting. We shall see what 2015 brings.

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Re: Why are spring onions so hard to grow ?
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2012, 11:11 »
... kept moist as well as fed.

You know already that over watering and over feeding is your main problem, Hubballi.
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Re: Why are spring onions so hard to grow ?
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2012, 11:16 »
Hi Hubballi! How about a post about all the things that have gone well for you this year? :D

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Re: Why are spring onions so hard to grow ?
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2012, 18:44 »


I've had 4 years of failures with them too, despite following DD's advise to the letter last year  :( I have a brand new packet of White Lisbon to try this year.

Funny enough I have more problems getting spring onions to germinate than parsnips  :wacko:
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Likewise!
I had a pot of really good spring onions a few years ago but nothing since. I've tried in pots and in the ground but nothing :(



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