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21/07/2014 at 23:17
I'll admit I'm not the best with growing veg, but I'm pretty sure they shouldn't look like this? They look to be wilting to me but the soil is moist enough? I've got a picture bit can't post it from my phone!
21/07/2014 at 23:44
A picture would make it easier, but generally the tops flop over when they're about ready to dig up. I hope that's all it is
21/07/2014 at 23:50

If they're nearly full size (well - they won't get a lot bigger now), as Leggi says, this normally happens.  Leave them for a few weeks to ripen in the hot sunshine (you can now let the weeds grow round them - it helps) then harvest when the foliage has died down. 

22/07/2014 at 10:42

Most onions at our allotment site have got downy mildew on them this year

22/07/2014 at 15:11

I feel pretty sure Yorkshiremans problem is the long dry spell. Onions are shallow rooting and have suffered this year. My large onion bed have all wilted in quite a different way to the natural autumn gradual  ripening we are used to. They look in a sad state.

22/07/2014 at 16:02

Mine have flopped I thought it was them nearly ready for lifting it seems funny that they have done it just after a few days when it has rained well so the aren't dry.

22/07/2014 at 17:29

Mine which have been well watered, luckily, are looking great. Some top growth has flopped, but they are growing dramatically. One or two are small and getting their skin, but the rest are doing ok.

23/07/2014 at 19:02

 Got a picture finally!

23/07/2014 at 21:14

Nothing wrong with those, top growth has just become a bit heavy for them, some I planted early look exactly the same, the bulbs will still be growing and the weather has been so hot they may be ripening early. I really wouldn't worry.

23/07/2014 at 21:43
Thank you all for the advice! Much appreciated!
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