Giant Onions 2020

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  1. JWK

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    Forgot to post this of mine from 9th July:
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    • Emily Jones

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      Oh wow, they look fantastic! Great job JWK :dbgrtmb:
       
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      • JWK

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        Pulled up my first and biggest one, 614 g (1lb 5oz) - circumference = 13.5"
        A bit disappointing, I'm using the same excuse as last year - poor seed compost got me off to a bad start.
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        • Freddy

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          I thought I’d grow a few ‘regular’ onions this year. I made two sowings and gave up. I would normally expect reasonable germination.
           
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          • JR

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            I'll risk putting in some Autumn onion sets this year (first time ever) Does anyone have sucess doing this, or do they just rot?
             
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            I might give this ago next year, used to grow kelsae back in the 80s remember having the weights of my largest ones written on the staging in the greenhouse.

            Its worn off now.:redface::smile:
            And I cant remember.

            I've only tried the japanese onions from seed overwintering, but I see no reason why onion sets should rot.:smile:
             
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            • Sian in Belgium

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              I saw the thread title and .... I .... just .... couldn’t .... resist ....

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              Our first attempt at growing onions. 50 Stuttgart Giants planted, 18 not-quite-so-giants harvested. (Standard shop white onion alongside)
              I know ... “don’t give up your day job...!”
               
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              • Emily Jones

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                Attempting to tidy and braid my onions today :rolleyespink:

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