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hi there if you have had a water log in and too much rain water has been flowing in to your onion area then the onion will be soft but you shouldn't worry because when they do come out then they will be some which are soft and some which are hard
I always start my onion sets in deep plug trays in the greenhouse in mid march and have always had a good rooting and growth before planting about a month later depending on the weather. I used to grow Sturon but changed to Rumba a couple of years ago and have had excellent results.
The bulb or set will soften as it is growing and producing new leaves. So long as the bulb is not standing in water they will be all right so long as they are in a sunny area with well drained, humus rich soil.
Onion sets can be started in modules in February in a cold frame, and then planted in final position once the weather improves, in March or April.