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sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Red Onions
« on: July 16, 2009, 04:58:15 pm »
We use a lot of red onions so decided to grow our own, I noticed yesterday that most of them are going to seed and would like to know what I have done wrong  :(
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hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
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Re: Red Onions
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 05:03:43 pm »
often it can be because of root disturbance if in very windy weather or close weeding, sometimes it is because they are alternating between too wet and too dry. if the onions went in early it should now be time to bend the necks down to encourage them to bulb up. in the meantime you could try snapping off the seed heads  or use the affected ones as a kind of spring onion
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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Red Onions
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 05:09:01 pm »
I would imagine it's the weather, A couple of my beetroots have bolted

Linz

Wellieboots

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Re: Red Onions
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 01:16:41 pm »
my calebrase & purple sprouting B have bolted too. Best bet is to buy red baron heat treated oinion sets, mine are doing supa! Oh & there are 2 lines of thought re bending the tops over to encourage bulbing up, those that swear by it & those who swear that you shouldn't do it...gawd knows whose right. I leave mine alone and I've always had good onions of all varieties.

 

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