Started the Onion Sets off in cell trays in the greenhouse... Now before anyone says "why do you do that Zig?" I started off doing this some years ago as the show I used to enter was in August, and unless I started the onions a bit early I'd struggle to get them ripened in time for the show. Once they'd made good top growth I hardened them off for a week... The Partidges had pruned all the spring onions and the garlic so the plot needed fencing first. Once that was done it was time to plant them up... Since starting to sow them this way I've found 2 advantages. 1. They make good root growth and come on early while they're still expensive in the shops. 2. The Blackbird can't pull them all out to have a look at them.