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    this how some peeps start their sets of early in the season,just push them into compost filled modules,they will pop up,but as you see,still make a good root system before the ground outside is suitable,
    See the difference between the onions and shallots,the latter needing more room,you can also put them in a seed tray,side by side,then when ready to plant out,just tip it up and shake the compost off,
    I also include a pic,using a trowel to make a large slit in the ground,plus todays planting,all you do then is a little water,just to settle the soil around the roots,
    the last thing to note is,the bulb will go a little soft to start with,then as the season warms up,you watch them grow,keep weeded and water when weather is dry,but not every night
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    Looking good-I planted mine as per the instructions a couple of weeks ago and nothing showing as yet! Think I'll give this a go👍
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    Thanks Lottie

    Kind Regards.............Rob
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    great thread lottie , thx for starting it , looks like im running late with my onions and shallots ,ill have to get myself down wilko and get my sets , when did you 1st plant your sets in the trays ? if i get some onion and shalot sets tomorrow could i plant them straight outside ?
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    I got a bag of wilcos in cell trays,put in 5 days ago,they have roots forming already,the green tops will start once the roots have established,2 sheds was the one who gave us this idea several years ago,only put them close together in a tray,all works the same,mine are only in cells,to make it easier for me when i plant out in a few more weeks,pop out and plant,where as side by side,you need to shake the roots out the compost,i am lazy,mine are inside ONLY because A i can keep a better eye on them,and B nowhere to put em outside under cover just YET,i would not put them in the cold ground yet,hence starting them of as above for an early start,good luck,
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    hi thx for the reply , i went to wilkos yesterday and got 1 bag of white and 1 bag of red onions and a bag of yellow shallots , then i went up the plot and planted them all , do you think i have made a mistake ?
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    I personaly would not have put then direct into the ground just yet,all you can do is wait and see,were we are it's to wet,by the way,i am far from being an expert,just passing on what i picked up from here over the years,and a bit of what i learned for myself,we all do things with different variations
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    Quote Originally Posted by the big lebowski View Post
    hi thx for the reply , i went to wilkos yesterday and got 1 bag of white and 1 bag of red onions and a bag of yellow shallots , then i went up the plot and planted them all , do you think i have made a mistake ?
    If we have a short, mild Spring then you will be ahead of us!
    Personally I am cautious, but you just never know!
    You can always buy more if you think they start rotting.
    I have found that most plants whichself seed or grow outdoors early in the season tend to be much more hardy and disease resistant compared to those which are brought on indoors...
    Be interested in a comparison!
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