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How to grow winter onions


Learn how to grow overwintering onions for an early crop the following summer, with Chris Beardshaw's video advice. The video includes tips on spacing and planting depth.
Do it: autumn

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navrsi 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I was very interested in the video regarding growing Japanese onions. I now live in Czech Republic where the winters are much colder than in England, -17c to -24c. I will give the onions a go and let you know if they come through unscathed. Thank you so much for the gardeners world each week there is nothing to compare with it in this country. Just a shame I cannot watch on iplayer. Linda Plastow Navrsi Czech Republic.

youngdigger56 24/11/2011 at 15:29

very interesting video, will be planting sets this weekend!

lockie2000 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Typical, planted my onions as per video and watered them in, Had a visit over the weekend to look at the progress and the moles has decided to make about 15 molehills over the plot. WHY was this, was it because the soil was loosened that attracted the little blighters.....????

alfiemoon 25/11/2012 at 13:18

2nd year on the allotment planted winter onions as per video hopefully more success than last year.

Pepperted 25/11/2012 at 14:59

Planted my onion sets about three weeks ago and they have justed started to come through, along with the garlic and broad beans. Its good to see new crops coming through.

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