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13/10/2012 at 16:15

Hi

Can anyone tell me do I water these or just let them grow normally under cover to prevent winter frosts? I have put them under cover and they are growing like the other onions but apparently they do not need watering until spring. Is this correct?

 

D

13/10/2012 at 20:31

Why are they under cover? They are winter hardy plants which shouldn`t be molly coddled. Take the covers off and let them grow naturally.

13/10/2012 at 20:41
14/10/2012 at 15:40

I thought they had to start shooting first before the covers come off

14/10/2012 at 20:24
Lickle den, you said they are growing so no need to cover. I cover only when first planted to stop birds pulling them up. As soon as green shoot appears remove cover. No, don't water during the winter
16/10/2012 at 11:17

But surely with all our rain they will rot with the ground being soaked.

 

All I cover them with is a fleecy fabric.

16/10/2012 at 11:25

No they wont-they are winter onions-you can't keep rain off with fleece anyway

What is meant is that they don't need artificial watering-I think you are get getting really confused

If they have shooted-remove the fleece-leave therm be-did you read the advice in the link I posted above?

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