Spring onions

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by EJ, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    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..... :? )
     



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  2. tommy

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

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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. :D 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. :rolleyes:
     
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    glad eileen could help!
     
  5. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    More paper pots needed I think! :)
     
  6. tim

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

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    TIM! :shock:
     
  8. tim

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    Well - age creeps on!!
     
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    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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    Oh thanks for that, something I can actually plant at this time of year! :D