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winter onions, waste ot time.


 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: winter onions, waste ot time. Reply with quote

well the winter onions were a waste of time, the spring ones are not that far behind, oh well , may wait now. hope they taste better, crazy weather Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did the onions get on?!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My onions are gradually getting bigger (spring sown) and i have my fingers crossed they will be a decent size. Garlic crop (autumn sown) was satisfying. Should have loads if they keep.
What about planting leeks now, to over-winter? Does anyone do this?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same principle, same family, just if you sow in june, plant out in august, should be ok, just use before march as they can over ripe and go soft quickly.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are Autumn and winter leeks, different varieties for different seasons. Sow seeds in April/May and transplant in May /June. I do not understand about leeks going soft, in fact if left too long in the ground they will go hard or woody. Leeks are a great crop to grow and easy for a beginner. They can be sown direct ie sown where they are to mature and thinned out or sown in a seed tray or seed bed and transplanted.
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