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Re: Onions.

Postby Stephen » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:35 pm

It is a long while since I grew onions. That was a wet year, if I remember correctly and they suffered white onion rot (that's what I thought it was).
I'm going to give them another go.
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Re: Onions.

Postby Sludge » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:02 pm

I follow my spuds with onions and leeks having mucked heavily for the spuds. I sow saved seed (Bedfordshire Champion) individually in trays in the greenhouse in late February, I made a peg board affair to press into the compost to help evenly sow the seed. I transplant them into the allotment when they have out grown the tray around late March early April after hardening them off, at about a small hand span apart, washing the roots out in a bucket of water helps separate them and water in dry spells until they are established. I‘ve also sown directly into the soil in late February but I used a lot more seed and you have to look after them for an extra month or two. Since I’ve been saving my own seed I’ve had excellent results, with bought seed I had poor germination and trouble with them going to seed, with sets they’d also go to seed but would also get white rot and in storage, neck rot. I get one or two small ones but they are generally tennis ball size which going by the photographs in seed catalogues is large for that variety.
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Re: Onions.

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:51 pm

A warm welcome to the forum, Sludge and a good imformative post.......
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Re: Onions.

Postby Sludge » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:04 am

Thank you, but after re reading my post it seems a bit presumptuous for my third post.
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Re: Onions.

Postby Chantal » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:10 pm

There's no need to worry Sludge, if the information is good, no one judges you on how long you have been on here. :D
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