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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Spring Onions Reply with quote

Hi guys, my spring onion tops are starting to get a little unruly and rather long.

I planted them in sets so they're all over the place now, can the tops be trimmed?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like they might be going to seed? I think it could happen if they went through a dry spell. Would you not just pick them?...
Any pictures could help...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they are starting to bulb, time to eat them up !!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks Normal. Time for Eating.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look unusually long and either they were sown rather thickly or they were competing with weeds as they are unusually long for their size. I think they were also feeding on an unbalanced diet that was far too high in Nitrogen as the bulbing (not bolting) has not begun. As the phot did not show the tips of the shoots I do not know whether they had started to show signs of bolting. Bolting is not influenced by nutrition but by temperatures.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they might have been sown rather thickly Michael, there's no weeds as they're planted in a raised bed that I constructed with top soil and manure so it's fresh ground.

Any suggestions as to whether I should pick them now or any advice as to whether the ends could be trimmed?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pick and eat 'em like chives...yum....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are ready to eat so enjoy them before they go over-mature.
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