Posted: 04/03/2015 at 17:05
Another great video Simon, I have grown onions from seed Bedfordshire champion and also from sets Sturon and Red Baron, I found that the seed sow onion were much better than the sets as they had less instances of mildew and didn't bolt so readily. Last summer in the midlands wasn't great for onions as although it was very hot and dry which lead to bolting we then had a couple of periods of wet humid conditions which seemed to come at just the wrong time for the onions when they really needed to mature in dry weather. I planted two rows of overwintering onions last autumn and as I had some leftover I potted them up as you have shown just in case I had any failures of the ground planted ones. Both the ones planted out in the ground grew well and I have just planted the 18 pot planted ones into the ground together with the two rows planted in September.
I have bought sets for this year Sturon again and Stuttgart Giant which I will be planting into the plot in the next couple of weeks.