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Darwin.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Damp onions. Reply with quote

I left my onion sets in the plastic bag they came in, the seem to have started to "sweat" and are really damp now, some even have a mildew on them. Do they need to go in the bin, can I compost them or if I dry them out can they still be used?

It's a lot of onions to throw away.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dump them, onion sets need to be firm to the touch and not have any mildew or damage to them and they should not be sprouted before planting, so start again.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a pity but if that's what needs to be done that's what I'll do.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with greengage; cut your loses, if you don't begin with optimum stock, you cant really expect optimum outcome!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a real shame but I am afraid you will have to bin them. There's always time for you to start again though. Good luck Smile
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