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04/05/2014 at 07:05

Hi all BH and looks like it may be good gardening weather !!!!!fingers crossed.

Is it too late to plant onion sets?

04/05/2014 at 07:32

Hope not - I planted mine last wed.  Never done onions . . . . or veg for that matter.   Sorry this reply no help to you but lets hope someone tells us its OK 

04/05/2014 at 08:18

They should be fine, traditionally they go into open ground in early April but the soil has now warmed up so they should get away quicker. They may not grow as large as earlier planted crops but they will be fine for the kitchen.

04/05/2014 at 09:26

Certainly not too late to plant onion sets, in fact it may be worth bearing in mind that the biggest single cause of onions failing by bolting (going to seed) is planting them in cold soil.

 

19/08/2014 at 19:27
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 Around 1lb each.

20/08/2014 at 23:11

Thery're beauties David, I'm sure you're very pleased with them.  I pulled all mine out a few weeks ago because the weren't doing anything and when I did a lot had mould.  Will give them a go again next year. 

21/08/2014 at 10:33

Thanks, Lorraine.....far below their potential though.

Being sweet & mild, they do make excellent eating.

23/08/2014 at 16:46

David what variety are they?   atb DD

23/08/2014 at 21:03
derbyduck wrote (see)

David what variety are they?   atb DD

 

Well there lies the problem, DD.....they are Mammoth onions and consequently about a quarter the size they should be.

I'm not too disappointed though as I picked them up very cheap (£1 a tray) as end of season, tiny plants.

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