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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:12 pm   Post subject: Spring onions


Do you think it is to early to sow some spring onions in little clusters in pots now? I guess they would be ready to plant out in March time and I could give them some fleece or cloches for protection.....just trying to get a march on the seasons (is that the right saying..... Confused )




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tommy

us
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:21 pm   


i couldn't tell you 'cause i live in the u.s

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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:20 pm   


If I sow spring onions EJ i do it around about now. I put about 7 in a 4" pot and leave them on the kitchen window sill (faces towards the south) and I've not lost any yet. Very Happy As you say, come spring, they're big enough to be planted outdoors usually. However, I always leave mine until early May as you can never depend on our delightful Scottish weather not to throw a few severe frosts at you in March and April. Rolling Eyes

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tommy

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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:51 pm   


glad eileen could help!

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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:36 pm   


More paper pots needed I think! Smile

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tim
North Cotswolds
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Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:01 pm   


To think that I've just binned about 200 pots!!

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EJ

Essex
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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:03 am   


TIM! Shocked

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tim
North Cotswolds
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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:26 pm   


Well - age creeps on!!

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mayfield
cambridgeshire
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Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:42 pm   


EJ Oh dear!! Like Tim I am about to dump at least 200 pots of various sizes. I just need to return my sun room to it's original use!! It has got pots everywhere. Lorna.

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Pongo
East Sussex
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Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:25 pm   


Oh thanks for that, something I can actually plant at this time of year! Very Happy

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