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    Default Spring onions

    well I've never got 'white lisbon' to grow (half-hearted attempt) and fancy giving spring onions another try, whats every ones fave?

    anyone tried 'Paris silverskins'??? thought might do for spring & pickling?
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    I like the red ones, not sure exactly what variety as there're several. I think I've got purplette from the organic catalogue.

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    oooh I fancied trying purplette - they sound good, but I don't need ought else from the catalogue so will maybe try next year. Do let us know what they taste like?
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    Not had much luck with spring onions myself, but last year I just left them in and they just needed a longer growing season. So have sown some already in the polytunnel in an area where I can leave them as long as they like.

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    Am trying both White Lisbon and Paris Silverskin for the first time this year - will let you know how I get on and any problems I have.
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    Let me know about the onions too SR!

    oh and take pictures (of the onions!)?
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    I've grown North Holland Blood in the past but always planter it too late and never had much success - trying again this year and going to 'pay ttention'!!!

    http://www.fothergills.co.uk/en/sala...d-red-297.aspx

    They're red variety of salad onion.

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