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GIANT ONIONS - 2017

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. ARMANDII

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    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
     
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    • Richard360

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      I'm in please I have got 20 in been in from beginning of December potting them on this weekend will get a photo up
       
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        Haven't started mine yet.
         
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          Mine are in and growing, but I've gone for Red Pearl from Dobies, not sure if they are big ones or not.
           
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            Sown my Kelsae last night and got growlamps set up for when/if they germinate. The seed is a couple of years old so may not germinate, I'm also a bit late so don't expect any record breakers this year.
             
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              IMG_3128.JPG Here's mine they are under 12 hour light so far in three inch pots
               
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                You've made a good start already @Richard360 , when did you sow them?
                 
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                  I showed them end of November beginning of December I'm hoping to get a really heave one for are local show this year trying to see if a bit earlier start improves them
                   
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                    Had a look at my stored giant onions in the shed from last year and some were starting to go soft, so had to rescue them. Chucked away three that were too far gone, the rest I've chopped up and frozen raw. These are really good for frying up with sausages or adding to casseroles.

                    My normal sized onions store much better.
                     
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                      Just potted on my Red Onions into old yoghurt pots and some fancy compost, now tucked up in bubble wrap in the conservatory as it's snowing outside.
                       
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                        Late off the mark here, only sowed mine a few days back :doh:
                         
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                          I have germination :yay::yay::yay:
                           
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                            Well they're out of the bubble wrap and sort of sitting there getting over the shock no doubt, sunny today so hopefully that will stir them into action(Sweet peas planted similar time are massive!!)
                             
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                              IMG_3449.JPG How's ever one going
                              Planted 6 out in the tunnel tonight saved biggest to keep at home in the greenhouse in a air pot
                               
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