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onion sets are beginning to bolt


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I too have onions that have bolted, mostly the red onion sets. Sad
The centers are not hard yet so Today I pulled them and sliced them and put them in the dinner-the flavour was great! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to clarify the point about sets. Seed is sown very thickly in year one and the onion bulb dies off early. THESE BULBS ARE LIFTED DRIED STORED AND COOLED. it is these bulbs that are offered for sale the following Spring. The home gardener and commercial grower use these sets.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the great advice and tips
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