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20/09/2013 at 21:37

Never sowed onions from seed before, always used sets. The question is should I lift them now even though the stems are still green or should I wait a while longer. All the sets are dried and in the shed for a week or more.

20/09/2013 at 21:55

Are the stems still upright or have they bent over?

If they have bent over, you can encourage them to ripen by loosening them with a fork.

 Differing varieties are ready at different times.

20/09/2013 at 22:17

Thanks fridgetbones. A few of the stems have bent over but most are still upright. Variety is Ailsa Craig and they were planted out on 20 May. Just worried that the weather might turn cold after next week.

20/09/2013 at 22:27

If some have started going over, then the others will probably go in the next week.

 Weatherman says a heatwave for the next week.

20/09/2013 at 22:30

Hopefully they are right. Good dry warm week will get them there i hope. Thanks for reply fridgetbones.

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