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suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Odd onion
« on: July 01, 2011, 06:07:14 pm »
I've pulled up most of our onions since they were all falling over anyway. We haven't had a great crop this year - although - to do them credit - they did survive the winter outside unfleeced.

But one of the red onions came up looking like and extra from a 1970s episode of Dr Who.

Anybody got any thoughts about why this might have happened? Has it bolted?

I don't think it's been eaten because it's too symmetrical.
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little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 08:57:21 pm »
Siamese twins?
Spontaneous cloning?
two planted too close together?
extra-terrestrial interference?

:D
Little Blue

deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 09:05:24 pm »
looks like its trying to bolt.
nice plaster! 8)

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 09:11:21 pm »
Ah yes - that's my scything plaster. At this time of year I never take it off

So - do you think it's two? We have a couple more which look like they're twins.

I don't think I'm going to plant them in the autumn again.

Next year I am going to start them from seed in the polytunnel very early and if they don't get the hang of it then I've still go time to plant sets in spring.
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deepinthewoods

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Re: Odd onion
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 09:29:41 pm »
i think the poor thing has started to bolt, then split, hence the healed edges on the halves and the tired looking sprout.
i planted japanese sets last october senshyu yellow i think and they stood the snow and are just finishing now and looking best yet, defo a good type for overwintering.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2011, 06:58:45 am »
Oooh I might try that. What part of the country are you in DITW?
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deepinthewoods

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Re: Odd onion
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2011, 10:17:52 am »
im in mid cornwall.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 09:49:16 pm »
Mmm - I might give a few a go and see if they so as well in mid-Wales.
 :D :D
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deepinthewoods

  • Guest
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2011, 01:38:05 pm »
despite my location, we, like the rest of britain had temps of -17 last winter, so if they can survive that then im sure a few degrees north wont matter too much, good luck! 8)

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 03:57:51 pm »
No.... of course not.

Sorry if I offended you.

 :)
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deepinthewoods

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Re: Odd onion
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2011, 05:08:19 pm »
lol, not at all, im un-offendable!!!! ;D

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Odd onion
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2011, 08:47:42 pm »
lol, not at all, im un-offendable!!!! ;D

hmm ... sounds like a challenge!!
;)   :D   ;)
Little Blue

 

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