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    Hi

    My onions from last year were a mixture of ok and poor, so there were some small onions.
    My question is are those small onions ok to plant in a few weeks, just like I will be planting my onion sets.
    And would medium sized onions get even bigger?

    FG

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    I have found that the small onions replanted don't grow much but run to seed - which is pretty I suppose. I always pickle my small onions at the end of a season, so never bother to grow pickling onions from a packet as i know I will always have some small onions to pickle instead.

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    i had 1 or 2 year before last,replanted them and they split up into a few other salad like ones,then go to seed,but will never grow to be any bigger,i would say,depends what room you have,plant them for an experiment of your own,

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    I normally found that the small onions that I kept on normlly just went to seed on me

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    Onions are biennial plants, that is they grow a bulb first year and then produce a flower head the second, (as the previous posts have reported).

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    Thanks all, still eating them, maybe give some away because a few are starting to spout.

    FG

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