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Post your trick on growing big tasty onions

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Samsonator, Mar 30, 2017.

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Seeds or sets?

  1. Seeds

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Onion sets

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Onions are really inexpensive to buy wouldnt you be better off growing something worth more money?

    As a non gardener am i missing something?
     
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    Yodaweed

    Yodaweed Well-Known Member

    Home grown organic produce is what you are missing

    Onions are difficult to grow here as well, my advice is to plant them as early as you can, they can take a light frost.

    Also make sure to water quite often.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    On a related note, my garlic seems to be doing well. I saw there are shorter season onions and longer ones. I will try and put some in the ground in March or so.
     
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    weedhead24

    weedhead24 Well-Known Member

    yes when I threw alot of seeds a few came up but sprouted badass . Did you least expect it? I did
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    I started the garlic from bulbs, onions from seed. but way too late.
    Gardening is going to be interesting this summer. Dam levels are at 30% compared to about 56 same time last year.
    We are at the end of the rainy season too.
     
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    Poontanger

    Poontanger Well-Known Member

    If U want a good size bulb 'a great trick, is when there about 70% of the grow cycle, bend em over, i just walk on mine. & this will stop as much goodness going to the leaves,& put it into the bulb ,
    Do weekly , as they spring back up pretty quick Also at this point, use a low nitrogen fert , or a flower nute like 6-14-12 or thereabouts if seed heads start to appear , just chop em out , the plants energy needs to be directed underground at this stage, not above
     
    A.K.A. Overgrowem likes this.
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    Poontanger

    Poontanger Well-Known Member

    Another usefull tip ,is if planting seedlings, after there planted,come along with scissors & cut the top 2 thirds of , this compensates for root damage, &doesnt leave as much for the roots to support , the seedlings respond a lot quicker
     
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    Jaybodankly

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    Mulch is the answer for growing good onions.
     

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