Onions - why?

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Post: #285948 diggernotdreamer
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Ohh get you with yer gas powered onions, up here in the wild woolly parts, where everyone has hair on the palms of their hands, we have to make do with candle powered onions

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Post: #285949 Odsox
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:02 pm

New fangled candle powered onions, you don't know you're born. :shock:
Down here on the peninsula where livin is ard, we have to make do with willpowered onions
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Post: #285952 doofaloofa
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Willpowered? You were lucky

We could only afford shallots

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Post: #286296 Robertte
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:26 am

Odsox wrote:They all look like leeks until midsummer, then they start to swell (long day onions) paris cdg transfer.
I believe long day onions need about 15 hours of daylight and short day need about 10 hours, so maybe your onions are waiting for the day length to start shortening to less that 15 hours.
They are also greedy and like a dose of liquid fertiliser now and again, or at least mine do (did)

I used liquid fertilizers, but not very effective, can you guide me please

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Post: #286297 Odsox
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:42 pm

Robertte wrote:I used liquid fertilizers, but not very effective, can you guide me please

I use the Organic Liquid Fertiliser from Lidl, it's thick dark brown/black and smells like Marmite.
Diluted as per instructions, I use it now and again when I think about it, roughly once a fortnight, from about early May onwards.
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Post: #286298 diggernotdreamer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:53 pm

I make my own liquid fertiliser from comfrey and stinging nettle leaves, I make a concentrated version rather than the stinky steeping thing, you can add a bit of seaweed concentrate, which I also make myself from seaweed I have chopped through my shredder and put into a barrel with water and it breaks down really well

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Post: #286523 Odsox
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:03 am

In a moment of madness yesterday I bought a bag of onion sets. :scratch:
So now I will be doing an experiment with my seedling onions versus these sets, quite why I don't know, but there it is.
48 multiple sown cells of Hytech, 2 rows of shallots planted back in November and now half a kilo of Sturon sets.
I can foresee an oniony glut on the horizon.
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Post: #286524 diggernotdreamer
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:02 am

I like an oniony glut, still eating our stored onions

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Post: #286525 Green Aura
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:27 pm

Bliss. I see lots of french onion soup and pissaladiere in your future - although not necessarily together. :wink:
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Post: #286526 Odsox
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:43 pm

Well yes, I hadn't thought that through very well.
Now that you've both enlightened me, I can also see French onion soup, plus just ordinary fried onions and baked onions featuring heavily in my future.
So I recant, it wasn't a moment of madness at all, it was my stomach making the decision and over-riding my brain.
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Post: #286530 ina
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:32 pm

I greatly cherish the one and only onion I still have left of my home grown ones... Would grow a lot more if I had the space!
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Post: #286531 Green Aura
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:16 pm

Odsox wrote:it was my stomach making the decision and over-riding my brain.


Mine does that all the time. Hence the diet. :roll:
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