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    I have grown them successfully.......three times (in twenty years )

    Sowed five seeds to a module indoors.
    watered them and waited....and waited...got pretty good germination.

    They stay about as thick as human hair for months...well, okay I exaggerate...thick as weak grass. Every time I look at them a few more have died.

    Eventually I get the 'ump and bung in the corner of some bed and forget all about them.

    The following year there's a nice row of spring onions
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    I can't grow lots of things but spring onions just seem to fly away. Strange world is it not.
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    Well are you going to share your secrets of spring onion success?
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    I find i get best germination if I only sprinkle a light covering of compost over my seeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyC View Post
    Well are you going to share your secrets of spring onion success?
    Well I would if there was one, but I sow them just like anything else. I always sow in new compost, in a large plastic box, about 5 inches deep, never let them dry out, never let them get soggy and drowned. I do find them frustratingly slow however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddled View Post
    I have grown them successfully.......three times (in twenty years )
    Oh dear does that mean I have only one more year left in the next twenty sowed a row last year all cam up had to thin them out quit a bit, sowed another row this year a bit more thinly and they have all come up. Even forgot to water them at the beginning.
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    I have recently planted out whitelisbon plants outside. I used 100% undug method in my allotment I've taken last month. covered with lil compost, watered the patch and filled with spring onion in a small strip of it. they seem to be doing fine now. but now after reading everyone's experiences wonder if I have stop dreaming about fried rice with home grown spring onions
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    It almost sounds like I should give up on spring onions and just grow lots of leeks....

    Bal, I would hate you, but then your signature has that highly accurate quote about cats, so I can't!
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