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First harvest of the year

Post by Sean Ph'lib on Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:47 pm

Onions pulled.  Half of them brought in under cover. Some talk of rain tomorrow morning, but I'll chance the other half.

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Re: First harvest of the year

Post by marlin vs on Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:20 am

Nice crop, well done.
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:07 pm

marlin vs wrote:Nice crop, well done.
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Re: First harvest of the year

Post by Deryn on Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:33 pm

Looking good, hope the other half survived the rain. Mine are nowhere near ready although the garlic is not looking bad and wont be long

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Post by wayland on Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:52 pm

Better than my maincrop. Need rain mumble mumble mumble need rain please.
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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 pm

Got the other half in this morning before the rain. Beds now ready to plant out winter cabbages, Brussells Sprouts and Kale. The Runner beans are gone mad! I can't keep up - going to start salting them tomorrow.

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Post by Deryn on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 pm

My onions look more like spring onions rather than normal ones. Lack of rain is my problem I guess, had a shower today but its to little to late to save them for this year. Fingers crossed for next years.
Could I plant some in the polytunnel later this year for an early crop next year?

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Post by Sean Ph'lib on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:57 pm

You can get autumn sets which you plant around the end of August/ September. They overwinter and grow away in the Spring. You harvest them around the end of May. Never tried them myself.

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Post by wayland on Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:19 pm

I do this every year, and Garlic too. These overwintering onions do not keep as well as the maincrop do, but they come in when my stored maincrop have just about given up. My main crop onions are about half the size they should be. So I will be relying on the overwintering crop. They were known as Japanese onions and a few still carry Jap names but the dutch produce good varieties also.
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Post by Deryn on Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:49 pm

Thanks for the advice guys, will look into it

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