Definition of quick growing

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Re: Definition of quick growing

Postby Johnboy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:06 pm

Hi Steve,
With you last posting you seem to have entirely missed the point. Spring Onions are sown from seed not sets and other varieties is nobody's guess and everybody can cheat but you have got onions for salad early maybe but not those classified as salad onions. There is no difficulty cheating but a more definitive answer was needed.
Salad onion are quite hungry crop and need very fertile soil. Get the soil in the right condition and you may get them on your plate a whole lot earlier.
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Re: Definition of quick growing

Postby Colin2016 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:27 pm

Is there anything I can add to soil that will help spring onion...chicken pellets? blood, fish & bone?
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Re: Definition of quick growing

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Re: Definition of quick growing

Postby KG Steve » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:52 am

Here's my latest sowings. The ones in the ground were sown on 6 April and are just ready for harvesting (Ishikura). The ones in the tray ('Lilia') were sown on 23 June. So 12-13 weeks for the first harvests. So quicker than parsnips, but slower than mustard! :D

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Re: Definition of quick growing

Postby Colin2016 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Will the ones in the try stay there till havesting?
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Re: Definition of quick growing

Postby KG Steve » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Yes that's right Colin. Just finishing a tray of 'White Lisbon'. Mostly only sow in trays early and late in the season though since I can then move them about and give them the best conditions, so stretching the season. I mainly sowed the ones in the picture in a tray to take to a show where I have to give a talk at the end of the month. Really good for those without a garden though or with limited space!
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Re: Definition of quick growing

Postby Colin2016 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:38 pm

Looks like a good idea, one to make use of...Thanks for sharing Steve.
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