Starting onion seeds

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  1. Brian1985

    Brian1985 Seedling

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    What about fertilization guys? Should I need to fertilize them while they are inside? If so what with?
     
  2. Kazzawazza

    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    I don't.
     
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    adam.ca In Flower

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    diluted fish emulsion and compost tea are both weak fertilizers. ( like 2 - 0.5 - 0.5 )
     
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    Very diluted. Otherwise you will see mold growing in the surface of the mix and they will stink like fish oil. Some mixes have a starter fertilizer in them but it lasts a very short time. I also use osmocote in my seed mix. It is a time release fertilizer.
     
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    Canadian Lori New Seed

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    OMG - ROLF --- 10 to 15 cm apart - you know what I did last year and thought in the end it was really a waste of space for only a few onions? I planted them out 10-15" apart :eek::p:oops::D
    This certainly clears up that misunderstanding. Still LOL !!
     
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    I plant onions about 3 to 4 inches apart ! Then as you pull a few for green spring onions early,, the rest continue to grow for larger size ! Make sure whatever variety you plant are the storage type ! Otherwise small green onions are all you will get and they don`t store !
     
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    They say they are great for.storage.
     
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    And what variety is that ? One thing that is good to remember is that when they say "Stores Well" they may mean two or three weeks in your refrigerator ! That is why markets keep the spring onions in the refrigerator case ! I am talking about long term storage ! Those that will last the most of the winter !
     
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    Patterson is says it's a long term yellow storage onion.
     
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    That would mean if it grows to maturity ! But you can still pull them when young for green onions and allow the others to mature for long term storage ! If you pull a few for green onions,, just take what you will use in about a week or two ! That is what I do and allow the others to grow !
     
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    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    My Kelsae onion seeds are now in :like:

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    Hey guys I don't know what to do now. I felt on top of our fridge and it's not warm at all. My new heat mat isn't here yet so I don't know wether to wait to plant them till I get the heat mat or plant them and see what happens. What are your guys opinions?
     
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    Sorry it's not arrived yet brian but this link may help about how your onions need the heat.

    https://www.growveg.co.uk/guides/ten-top-tips-for-growing-onions-from-seed/
     
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    @Brian1985 have you got forced air heating? If so, place one part of the tray over a register and let it help warm things a ,ittle. Just make sure you don't cook or dry out mthe seeds.

    I had to order a new heat mat and am picking it up Wednesday. I tried fixing the broken one but decided I'd had enough of electrical tickles :)
     
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    adam.ca In Flower

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    make our own heat mat with xmas tree lights!
    lol might work...
     

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