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    glasgowdan is offline Seedling
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    This is my first season proper veg growing and have just sown a tray of ailsa craig and a tray of red brunswick. Really looking for a good crop and some proper storage too once harvested. Might have a good sized patch in a local field to use this season which will be ace, even considering a poly tunnel if it's secure enough.

    The plan is to germinate them in the spare room then put into modules again in the spare room. Come mid march I'm thinking of the greehouse (unheated) then outside a month later.

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    zazen999 is offline Funky Cold Ribena
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    Moved my first batch from kitchen to unheated greenhouse today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    Moved my first batch from kitchen to unheated greenhouse today.
    Are onions ok with the cold then so long as they are germinated in the heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incy View Post
    Are onions ok with the cold then so long as they are germinated in the heat?
    Yes, onions are OK with cold.
    The propagator is useful, because seeds won't always germinate in cold, wet soil. Whereas warm, moist soil works a treat. Just don't leave the seedlings in the warm for too long.

    You want slow, steady growth until they can go in the ground outside in spring
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    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Thanks TS,
    I have never managed to grow onions from seed before so I am hoping that this year, with all the great advice on here I may be successful. They will be duly transferred to the greenhouse once germinated. Fingers crossed.
    Last edited by Incy; 28-12-2009 at 01:25 PM.

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    zazen999 is offline Funky Cold Ribena
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    I normally transfer them once they are about half an inch above the soil - or when the OH starts moaning that there are too many pots in the kitchen...whichever is sooner.


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    Thanks Andrea, I don't have the complaints problem here so will aim for the 1/2 inch above the soil method

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    Just planted ailsa Craig and Brunswick in propagator. Placed on ledge of south facing though unheated glass conservatory window. Fingers x

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