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    I deffo will be sowing my onions earlier this year. Two years ago I sowed all my onions together around Christmas time and had a wonderful crop.

    Last year I only set my Kelsae onions at crimbo and the rest which were sown in February/March were pants! I do believe that onions need to put on as much growth as posible early in the year.

    I will sow my Golden Bear, Ham onions and Red ham onions as soon as the seed arrives from Hungary, in the propagator.
    Once they are germinated & potted on this will free up the propagator for later sowings of Toms and Chilli's!

    I have, of course my jap sets in the allotment now and my Japs from seed in the cold greeenhouse.
    I will also plant onion sets in the spring as a 'belt and braces' approach!
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    Hi northepaul, here's our onion seeds in unheated modules, in our unheated porch, from last c. Jan last year. We let them germinate in the kitchen and then moved the module to the porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallblueplanet View Post
    Hi northepaul, here's our onion seeds in unheated modules, in our unheated porch, from last c. Jan last year. We let them germinate in the kitchen and then moved the module to the porch.
    Cool, thanks Smallblueplanet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northepaul View Post
    Cool, thanks Smallblueplanet.
    I usually sow mine Christmas day ( it gets me out of the kitchen and Mrs G's way) and when they are big enough they get potted on into 2.5" pots (usually just after the crook stage) and then again into 4" pots before planting out when the ground is warm enough ( hopefully this year I'll have the benefit of the poly tunnel and can pop some in between the pots of carnations /chrysanths
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    Just wondering if I have enough onion seeds Got Long Red Flo, Pale de Niort, Rose de Roscoff & F1 Hytech (a swap). Not sure what the Hytech is like, what 'yellow' onions do you grow NTG?
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    Sowed just over 200 seeds a week or so ago and have at least an 85% germination rate so far. Will leave them another week and then move off the heat. Don't know what sort they are as it is seed given to me by a champion grower. Not looking to compete against him just want a few decent sized onions as I have never achieved a good crop before.

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    ive sown 40 alisa graig into modules today.placed them on a window sill.

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    Sorted the onion seeds out this afternoon and I am going to sow on the 29th (moon day). Most of my onion sets were ok, but overall wasn't impressed with them from a certain company, so will stick with seed from now on.
    I will be sowing:Hi Keeper,Roja de Niort,Ailsa Craig,Brunswick and any more I come across in the box.I'm sure that I have a packet of Kelsae somewhere.
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