Giant Onions 2021

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  1. JWK

    JWK Gardener Staff Member

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    16" now, grown another 1" in a week, but there is 4 weeks left at most, then they stop growing.20210727_112550.jpg
     
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      Ianto Apprentice Gardener

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      Wow!

      Congratulations they are beautiful, well done.

      I had no idea that they grow on the surface

      Something tells me that this forum is going to keep on impressing me
       
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        Mine didn't live up to expectations this year, the exceptionally wet spring seriously hindered their growth so I am well short of my personal best. Harvested on 28th Aug:

        The best Kelsae was 17" circumference and 1.135kg (2.5 lbs):
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        The best Ailsae was 14.25" and 0.661kg

        The best Red Mammoth was 5.25" and 0.17kg

        Next year I will give them more protection from rain with a plastic cover.
         
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        • Scrungee

          Scrungee Well known for it

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          Somebody on a neighbouring plot bought some small, tatty looking Kelsae onion plants and when planted out (rather late) they got most of their leaves eaten by rabbits. I thought they might die, but they grew a few more leaves and struggled on in ground that had received no special preparation, and the biggest one was ....


          17" circumference

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          • pete

            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            So, errrrr, what are you trying to say?;)

            Come on out with it.
             
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              Nice to see other people have Oxalis problems as well.:roflol:
               
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