Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Onions Are In

I haven't grown onions since moving here as it seemed silly to use the limited space when they are one of the cheapest veg to buy. Then last year my sister gave me a few sets she had spare and they reminded me how good it is to have different sizes and fresh too.
I decided there would be room for a few and ordered some of the heat treated ones as they - hopefully - don't go to seed so readily. We always grew heat treated at the smallholding as we had such dry weather there.

Heat treated sets need planting out as soon as they are received and the weather was perfect so now there are 5 rows across one of my vegetable beds. I was glad it was just one net as it's a bit of a back breaking job.

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Sue

24 comments:

  1. Good for you. The onions will last a lot longer than the aching back!
    xx

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  2. I echo what Joy said. Are they shallots as they look small to me?

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  3. Wonderful, I've just sowed some actual seeds, hope they come up!

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  4. I have a nice big bag of Red Onion sets awaiting my attention, I shall follow your example and put them in today.

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  5. Ahhh, I love what joy wrote lol,, you will enjoy the profits of your labour.

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    1. Lots more things to plant - I will be glad of everything I think

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  6. I only like spring onions with salad.
    My D and GD took me to Ascott House this morning for a lovely walk among the Daffodils it was beautiful which doubt will be the last time for a while, the house and tea room was shut so we picked up fish and chips for lunch before she went to work.
    Hazel c uk

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    1. I never have any luck growing spring onions from seed

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  7. I hate planting onions, you break your back putting them in one day and then next, there they are on the surface again thanks to all the pesky birds pulling them out.

    But yes our homegrown onions were very tasty, and so different to have them fresh from the ground when they are your own.

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    1. We used to plant so many - always seemed to be my job - odd that!

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  8. I enjoy the juiciness and pungency of fresh onions compared to dried ones, but growing them at home I always found to be hard work. Now I just grow spring onions. Good luck with your crop.

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    1. Fresh are so much better than old shop bought

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  9. I mulched in between my onions and potatoes with grass clippings last year and they loved it.

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  10. Hi Sue, Just popping by to say hello.I hope things aren't too crazy in your neck of the woods and that you're keeping well. xx

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    1. All good here - I'll be keeping busy at home instead of out.
      Hope you all get through OK

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  11. Garden onions are the best. Harvey munches on them when they are young while working in the garden.

    God bless.

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  12. Husband grows ours from seed and last years harvest ran out this week. First onions brought from shop for 18 months I think. First carrots brought for 2 years - late autumn sown did not grow well. Its an effort and I hate the weeding but worthwhile. Keep your hand in we may all need to grow some!

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  13. I do love a fresh onion. Dh puts his into small pots and then plants them out when they have a small root, this stops the pigeons stealing them from his plot before they root there. Hope yours stay safe from the birdlife.

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