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Bernie66



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 06 8:24 pm    Post subject: Japanese onion  Reply with quote    

Sets go in very soon. Seeds need to be in NOW if not earlier in my opinion.

They are easy to grow and its good to be planting at this time of year

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 06 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What are they like Bernie?

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 06 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Same as others but they overwinter in the ground so are ready earlier in the season than traditional ones. They don't keep as well as standard onions but mine keep a couple of months usually. Sets are 3.40 per kg round here.

Go for it..............

Wingy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Harvesting my Japanese onions is something I always look forward to, as it marks the start of the cropping year for me.

The longest I've ever stored Japanese onions was the end of November, if they haven't already been used up before then, but that was back in the days when I grew several beds of onions each year and over 400 garlic bulbs.... slightly less these days mind.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i have a nice clean ex spud bed ,would they be happy in that ?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wingy wrote:
over 400 garlic bulbs.... slightly less these days mind.


I reckon I'll be looking at something like 400 this year. Haven't got a bed ready for my Japanese onions though.

culpepper



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got my sets in already. about 50 sets for 90p from wilko.
I did 2 packs last year and there were way too many but all good and big. I bought my garlic in lidl last year and they all did well too.So well that im not going to put any in at all this year,we'll just use the last years supply.

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Wingy wrote:
over 400 garlic bulbs.... slightly less these days mind.


I reckon I'll be looking at something like 400 this year. Haven't got a bed ready for my Japanese onions though.


Surely your peas will be nearly finished now? Or am I being too optimistic?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Finished? They're about 4" high....

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Think I remember having this conversation a month ago. IIRC Cab said you'd be fine

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bernie66 wrote:
IIRC Cab said you'd be fine


Well he was flipping wrong, broke my back getting the bed ready....

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 06 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I could find the thread I would quote you at you.

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