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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Red Onion Sets Galway Reply with quote

seems to be a bit of a run on them, but hey aeavailable from Mr Bean in the Eyre Square shopping centre
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in Cork I noticed plenty at Dunsland garden centre, near the Jack Lynch tunnel.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mcgaughs garden centre on the Headford road in Galway have them as well
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update on this. I had a lot of Sturon and Stuttgarter onion sets, the red ones from Mr Bean were much bigger, so I'm happy with that.
Must check out the garden centre on Headford road, but in general because it is on the road home and I dont need to go through town I tend to go to the Deangan cente

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the bigger the onion sets the bigger the risk of bolting or going to seed, I always seem to spoil a good story but this is a fact. Red onions can be grown from seed and transplanted out after hardening off. Red Baron is the best variety.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh bugger, well, guess I'll just have to wait and see, biggest threat righ now are the cats digging them up
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in Hosfords Garden Enniskeane centre to-day giving a talk and was asked a few questions about red onion sets and their availability. Hosfords to their credit had a plentiful supply in stock, some television programme has obviously mentioned, that red onions are superior to white ones.
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