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gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 11 9:21 pm    Post subject: Autumn onions - pros and cons?  Reply with quote    

I'm deciding whether to plant some autumn onion sets; my spring sets failed miserably (poss too dry) but I've never planted them in the autumn before and not sure whether it's worth it or not - any opinions???

Bernie66



Joined: 14 Jan 2005
Posts: 13967
Location: Eastoft
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 11 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes. Thry don't generally keep as well as spring sown onions but they keep a few months. Stick em in now with garlic and they'll do well.

Paul Sill



Joined: 16 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 11 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I found as that i could harvest them a couple of days before i planted my runner beans. started the beans in paper pots, as i am lacking in space, 2 different crops from the same space is really good.

oldish chris



Joined: 14 Jun 2006
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Location: Comfortably Wet Southport
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My Japanese onions (Keepwell F1) are just germinating. I grow them in containers (3 to a 10l pot) in the greenhouse. They finish just when the tomatoes need the space (June sometime). This is when my stored onions are finished (sprouting) and the maincrop are just beginning to swell.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I grow mine in the polytunnel because outdoor winter crops are a bit hit and miss here. They do well, especially those planted on the west side. No idea why that should be though.

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oldish chris wrote:
My Japanese onions (Keepwell F1) are just germinating. I grow them in containers (3 to a 10l pot) in the greenhouse. They finish just when the tomatoes need the space (June sometime). This is when my stored onions are finished (sprouting) and the maincrop are just beginning to swell.


That's a brilliant tip, OC!

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 1453
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 11 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Right, I'll get some, and grow half outside in a new (read: undug...) south-facing bed next to the polytunnel, and the other half inside

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