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    right class, gather round.

    The first pricking out from seedling stage can simply be into GP compost with some vermic or perlite mixed in to keep the compost open. However, the next potting on is in to compost with a bit more feed in it.

    I use the following mix. 6 scoops of gp compost. 6 scoops of John Innes 3. 1 scoop vermic or perlite and the secret ingredient 1 Tablespoon approx of slow release fertiliser granules. My scoop hold approximately one pint. A one pint plastic milk bottle can be used with the bottom cut off if anyone wants to be exact with their measurements..


    Keep the compost moist but not wet. It's important not to stress the plants by letting them dry out as this may lead to bolting.
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    Thanks Mr Allium
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    Thanks for taking the time AP.

    Colin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potstubsdustbins View Post
    Thanks for taking the time AP.

    Colin

    Ditto :-)
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    Instead of being in front of you guys, some of you will know that I had a wee calamity. Well absolute disaster actually. I caught my foot in the cable of my heated seed tray in which I had two different batches of large onions almost at pricking out stage. Tray ended up on floor with compost and seedlings scattered around. Pointless trying to rescue seedlings as the two kinds would have been mixed and that's no good for showing so I have had to re-sow. It's a disaster but it could have been worse. At least I am not so far through the season that it would have been impractible to re-sow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potstubsdustbins View Post
    Thanks for taking the time AP.

    Colin

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    Ditto :-)
    Thanks not needed guys. Growing exhibition onions is what floats my boat and if I can encourage you guys and girls that will give me a real good feeling. The interest shown in this thread is alreadyhugely encouraging.
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