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    Quote Originally Posted by quark1 View Post

    ....................Just a further question to the 'experts' - can I put say 5-7 (maybe more?) in a flower bucket (shallow-type) to grow on - variety Santero? Any help here would be great - thanks.
    Hope so as I have done just that with some japanese onions in the autumn!
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    Thanks Snadger - that settles it - buckets it is!

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    I agree; as soon as you get onions put them into compost to get them started off - they can go shoulder to shoulder in a seed tray if that's all the space you have - and plant them out after the frost date for your area in their final positions.


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    Default Starting shallots, onions sets and garlic in containers

    Hi,

    Had a quick lookie see on the search facility and couldn't find anything that specifically answered this question.

    Ideally I'd like to start getting the above in the ground at the lottie now but would prefer the ground to dry out just a little more just to make absolutely sure they don't rot.

    Am I correct to assume that I could just start these off in my cold frame in the garden in trays and modules and then plant out once the ground has dried out a bit more?

    Is there anything I need to be wary of by following this approach?

    Thanks in advance guys.

    Ade

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    I have started all these off in pots and have already planted up onion sets. I have put these in my mini greenhouse. The garlic I just leave outside as they need at least 10 cold days to shock them into throwing up shoots.

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    You can plant shallot sets out a lot earlier than onion sets. Rightly or wrongly mine are already planted outdoors!
    Last edited by Snadger; 06-02-2010 at 05:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketron View Post
    I sowed onions on 2.1.10 in a heated propogator. Today I potted on. When should I plant into the ground? Are they like leeks, in that you wait until they're pencil thick?
    Again, is anyone able to advise me,please?

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    Put them in the ground when it warms up and dries out a bit: March

    Onions don't get pencil thick like leeks: they swell at the base (the bit you eat) and just have leaves on the top
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